This Coming Sunday
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Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which Christians intentionally prepare themselves for the birth of Jesus; it is a season of prayer and reflection followed by anticipation, hope and joy. Beginning Sunday, November 27, Maggie Johnson will lead a 3-week Advent study using Kate Bowler's devotional guide “The Season of Waiting.” Each week has daily short reflections to read, scriptures to mull and questions to consider. Our Sunday discussions will focus on how that week’s material “spoke” to us personally and how we, as people of faith, can use this season to deepen our personal faith as we anticipate the birth of Jesus.
The free devotional guide, “The Season of Waiting,” can be accessed and downloaded from Advent 2022 - Kate Bowler. Copies will also be available in the Adult Ed room.
- Bill Kline
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We begin our Advent journey this Sunday. As we move toward the manger we will be reading sacred stories from Isaiah. Let’s consider how these ancient prophecies might connect to the stories of Jesus’ birth and to on-going experiences of God-with-us.
Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5
- Laura Mayo
[Last Sunday's proclamation can be heard on iTunes or the website.]
One of the prophecies commonly heard during Advent is "There shall a star come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel," which is an adaptation of Numbers 24:17b. Felix Mendelssohn set this text in his unfinished oratorio, Christus, and it is often used during Advent, but, as set in the oratorio, is also sometimes used for Epiphany. The Covenant Singers will sing "There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth" this Sunday.
- David Lee