Advent 2019 wrap up

By |2019-12-26T11:25:20-05:00December 26th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Dear Advent readers, Thank you so much for going on this Advent journey through scripture and reflections with us. We have been blessed by the incredible increase in interest in the Advent Reader this year. As we sit in this longing place, holding brokenness and longing and hope and joy all in tension, we

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Christmas Day 2019

By |2019-12-24T17:03:07-05:00December 25th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Zechariah 9:9-13, Psalm 97, Hebrews 1:1-12, John 1:1-14 Zechariah 9:9-13 The coming of Zion’s king 9Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10I will take away

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Fourth Tuesday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-23T16:32:03-05:00December 24th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today:  Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 9:2-7 2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 3You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice

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Fourth Monday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-22T17:10:07-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: 2 Samuel 7:18, 23-29, Galatians 3:6-14, Luke 1:46b-55 2 Samuel 7:18 David’s prayer 18Then King David went in and sat before the  Lord, and he said: ‘Who am I, Sovereign  Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 2 Samuel 7:23-29 23And who is like your

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-21T22:06:12-05:00December 22nd, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 Isaiah 7:10-16 10Again the  Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11‘Ask the  Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.’ 12But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask; I will not put the  Lord to the test.’ 13Then Isaiah said, ‘Hear now,

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Third Saturday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-20T16:07:58-05:00December 21st, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: 2 Samuel 7:23-29, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, John 3:31-36 2 Samuel 7:23-29 23And who is like your people Israel – the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders

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Third Friday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-20T05:49:44-05:00December 20th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today:  2 Samuel 7:18-22, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Galatians 4:1-7 2 Samuel 7:18-22  David’s Prayer 18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in your sight,

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Third Thursday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-18T21:27:21-05:00December 19th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: 2 Samuel 7:1-17, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Galatians 3:23-29 2 Samuel 7:1-17  The Lord’s Covenant Promise to David 7 When King David was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all the surrounding enemies, 2 the king summoned Nathan the prophet. “Look,” David said, “I am living in a beautiful cedar

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Third Wednesday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-18T09:03:20-05:00December 18th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Zechariah 8:1-17, Psalm 42, Matthew 8:14-17, 28-34 Zechariah 8:1-17 1The word of the  Lord Almighty came to me. 2This is what the  Lord Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her.’ 3This is what the  Lord says: ‘I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem

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Third Tuesday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-16T21:49:29-05:00December 17th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Ezekiel 47:1-12, Psalm 42, Jude 1:17-25 Ezekiel 47:1-12 1The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple towards the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the

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