Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a “righteous Branch to spring up for David.” The Thessalonians awaited “the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints.” Our Lord’s contemporaries hoped for the time “to stand before the Son of Man.” With them we eagerly await the coming days: another Christmas celebration, a second coming, and the advent of our Lord in word and supper.


Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

This Weeks Readings

December 2, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent
MondayNumbers 17:1-11
2 Peter 3:1-18
Psalm 90
Tuesday2 Samuel 7:18-29
Revelation 22:12-16
Psalm 90
WednesdayIsaiah 1:24-31
Luke 11:29-32
Psalm 90
ThursdayMalachi 3:5-12
Philippians 1:12-18a
Luke 1:68-79
FridayMalachi 3:13-18
Philippians 1:18b-26
Luke 1:68-79
SaturdayMalachi 4:1-6
Luke 9:1-6
Luke 1:68-79
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