At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.


Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

This Weeks Readings

December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday in Advent
MondayIsaiah 24:1-16a
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Psalm 21
TuesdayIsaiah 41:14-20
Romans 15:14-21
Psalm 21
WednesdayGenesis 15:1-18
Matthew 12:33-37
Psalm 21
ThursdayRuth 1:6-18
2 Peter 3:1-10
Psalm a46:5-10
FridayRuth 4:13-17
2 Peter 3:11-18
Psalm a46:5-10
Saturday1 Samuel 2:1-8
Luke 3:1-18
Psalm a46:5-10
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