The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.


Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection save us from the threatening dangers of our sins, and enlighten our walk in the way of your salvation, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

This Weeks Readings

December 1, 2019 - First Sunday in Advent
MondayGenesis 8:1-19
Romans 6:1-11
Psalm 124
TuesdayGenesis 9:1-17
Hebrews 11:32-40
Psalm 124
WednesdayIsaiah 54:1-10
Matthew 24:23-35
Psalm 124
ThursdayIsaiah 4:2-6
Acts 1:12-17, 21-26
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
FridayIsaiah 30:19-26
Acts 13:16-25
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
SaturdayIsaiah 40:1-11
John 1:19-28
Psalm 72:1-7,18-19
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