November 29, 2009

Advent: Hope

For centuries, people waited for a messiah that would bring hope to a broken world full of suffering. Now in the 21st century, the world is filled with news of war recession and anxiety. This season of advent is a welcome change of pace for church communities to rest, remember and hope. During this advent season as we join the church both globally and historically through the lectionary remembering when hope entered the world.

November 29 – Jeremiah 33:14-16 | Psalm 25:1-101 Thessalonians 3:9-13 | Luke 21:25-36

December 6 – Malachi 3:1-4 | Psalm 126:1-6Philippians 1:3-11 | Luke 3:1-6

December 13 – Zephaniah 3:14-20 | Isaiah 12:2-6Philippians 4:4-7 | Luke 3:7-18

December 20 – Micah 5:2-5a | Psalm 80:1-7Hebrews 10:5-10 | Luke 1:39-45

December 27 – 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 | Psalm 148Colossians 3:12-17 | Luke 2:41-52

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