Readings for the Week ~ Jan 3, 2014

Christmas Season:  Psalm 147:12-20 • Jeremiah 31:7-14 • Ephesians • John 1:1-8 Do you remember “The Twelve Days of Christmas?” Maybe you haven’t heard it since singing it in elementary school or perhaps you heard it in thousands of hours of Christmas music on the radio. Either way, have you ever wondered what the twelve days were?…

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Readings for the Week of Christmas!

Christmas Eve ~ Isaiah 9:2-7 • Isaiah 62:6-12 • Isaiah 52:7-10 Christmas Day ~ Luke 2:1-20 • John 1:1-14 • Psalm 98  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are worthy of some extra Scripture readings. I’ve included the passages from Isaiah that are to be read at the Nativity as well as the Gospel readings which sound so familiar. Don’t let our…

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Advent 2 ~ the week of December 7

Psalm 85:1-13 • Isaiah 40:1-11 • 2 Peter 3:8-15 • Mark 1:1-8 Anticipation, judgment, and repentance. Not the first words that come to mind when we contemplate Christmas? Most important things in life require preparation. We don’t just stumble upon them and discover something filled with beauty and meaning. Our hearts and minds, the eyes of…

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Advent 1 ~ the week of November 29

Happy New Year! Our new church year is upon us and we will once again celebrate the life of Christ from anticipation of his coming to birth, death, resurrection and beyond. It all begins this week. Advent is not the same as the Christmas. In Christmas we celebrate the arrival of God in flesh. Through Advent we…

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Ora et labora ~ Readings for the week of Nov 22

Ps 95 • Ezekiel 34:11-24 • Ephesians 1:15-23 • Matthew 25:31-46 Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under…

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