This Sunday: On this Second Sunday of Advent, our anticipation grows with the lighting of the second candle of our Advent Wreath. The Holy Gospel (St. Mark 1:1-8) calls to us with the words of John the Baptist to prepare the way of the Lord. The New Testament Reading (2 Peter 3:8-15a) reminds us that God’s slowness in coming signifies God’s patience with humankind. The Advent Prophecy (Isaiah 40:1-11), read at the beginning of our service, contains some of the most familiar advent words of promise, “Comfort, comfort, my people!”
Prayer of the Day:
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son.
By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives;
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Candlelight Evening Prayer is held at 10 p.m. in the Main Chapel. Rev. Charlene Cox preaches.
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Agnus Day is a weekly cartoon drawn by Pr. James Wetzstein, usually based on Sunday's gospel reading. It is updated on this site on Wednesdays.