A note of joyful expectation marks today’s worship. Isaiah announces that the desert shall rejoice and blossom, and Jesus points to the unexpected and transforming signs of God’s reign. We wait with patience for the coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice at his presence among us this day: in word and holy supper, in church and in our homes, in silent reflection and in works of justice and love. We pray that God would open our eyes and ears to the wonders of Christ’s advent among us.


Stir up the wills of all who look to you, Lord God, and strengthen our faith in your coming, that, transformed by grace, we may walk in your way; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Isaiah 35:1-10
Psalm 146:5-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - Third Sunday in Advent
MondayIsaiah 29:17-24
Acts 5:12-16
Psalm 42
TuesdayEzekiel 47:1-12
Jude 17-25
Psalm 42
WednesdayZechariah 8:1-17
Matthew 8:14-17, 28-34
Psalm 42
Thursday2 Samuel 7:1-17
Galatians 3:23-29
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
Friday2 Samuel 7:18-22
Galatians 4:1-7
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
Saturday2 Samuel 7:23-29
John 3:31-36
Psalm 80:1-7,17-19
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