Walking with Jesus: Advent

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Come, let us consider our Walk with Jesus.  The first Sunday in Advent is the beginning of the Christian year in the life of the Church.

What a wonderful gift God has given us!  The opportunity for new beginnings.  Walking with Jesus is a story and an experience of new beginnings, new life, new or renewed hope and light.

It is a new opportunity for laity and clergy to hear God call our names and help us to discover or rediscover the gifts God has given to each of us to help bring life and light to all God’s people.    Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball

Follow this link for an Advent Study specially written for small groups and individual reflection during the season of Advent by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball.

Follow this link for Advent worship resources including Call to Worship, Prayers of Confession and Unison Prayers, prepared by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball.
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Advent Week 1 Reflections

Advent is a season of anticipation - of great joy and hope. Advent is also a reminder that there is more to come, that we are on a journey toward a new reality, a new way of being.

The texts for the first Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122(Hymnal 845), Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44.

Follow this link for reflections written by: Krysta Rexroad Wolfe and Rick Swearengin.

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Advent Week 2 Reflections

This week our journey continues with John the Baptist - a voice crying out in the wilderness - along the Jordan River.

The texts for the second Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12

Follow this link for Advent reflections written by: Cheryl Davis and Tim Priddy.

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Advent Week 3 Reflections

This week our journey continues with hard questions from John the Baptist and the song of a young Hebrew girl - named Mary, and the journey hasn't been the same since!

The texts for the third Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 35:1-10, Luke 1:47-55, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11.

Follow this link for reflections written by: Lisa Fox and Amy Shanholtzer.

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Advent Week 4 Reflections

This week our journey continues with a promise to a poor carpenter named Joseph, who was of the line of David, and the extraordinary story of a Hebrew girl who said yes to God.

The texts for the fourth Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25.

Follow this link to read reflections written by: David Johnston and JF Lacaria.

Follow this link for resources and reflections for Christmas.