Advent 2017

ADVENT 2017

Here is our schedule for the Advent season, in which we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate Jesus’ first arrival in our world, and sharpen our anticipation for the day when God will set all things right.
December 3, First Sunday in Advent         Maranatha Sunday
Communion: Advent Bread
Expressing our faith in the promise of what God will do, even though his work is not yet complete
Dec. 4 Is. 40:1-5
Dec. 5 Is. 52:7-10
Dec. 6 Is. 40:9-11
Dec. 7 Gen. 3:8-15, Gen. 15:1-6
Dec. 8 Deut. 18:15-19
Dec. 9 Ps. 89:1-4

December 10, Second Sunday in Advent     Preparation Sunday
Preparing for the coming of the Lord
Dec. 11 Is. 11:1-10
Dec. 12 Zech. 6:12-13
Dec. 13 Mic. 5:2-4, Mal. 3:1-6
Dec. 14  John 1:1-18
Dec. 15  Mark 1:1-3
Dec. 16 Luke 1:5-13

December 17, Third Sunday in Advent     Promise Sunday
Understanding what Messiah means; a foretaste of the coming joy
Dec. 18 Luke 1:14-17
Dec. 19 Luke 1:18-25
Dec. 20 Luke 1:39-45
Dec. 21 Luke 1:46-56
Dec. 22 Luke 1:57-66
Dec. 23 Luke 1:67-80

December 24, Fourth Sunday in Advent     Emmanuel Sunday
Communion: Christmas Bread        (No potluck lunch today)
Celebrating that God becomes human

**December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 7:30 PM**    Lessons and Carols
Dec. 25 Luke 2:1-20
Dec. 26 Matthew 1:18-25
Dec. 27 Is. 9:1-7
Dec. 28 Hebrews 1:1-12
Dec. 29: Hebrews 2:10-18
Dec. 30 Matthew 2:1-12

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