Sunday, December 1, 2017: First Sunday in Advent
This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Christ is “advancing” towards us. In the past, God came to us in the life of Jesus. In the present, God comes especially in word and sacrament. In the future, even if there is disaster, God will come to gather us into life. This Sunday we light the first candle on our Advent wreath, and we begin a year-long reading from the Gospel of Mark.
This Sunday, we will be taking a look at Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and the Gospel of Mark 13:24-37.