We use the Revised Common Lectionary, a list of Bible readings used by many churches and denominations around the world.
The specific readings, the reflection that begins our worship, and a guiding question for this season are below.
The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before … What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. And you begin to grasp what it was you missed, like Moses in the cleft of the rock, watching God’s [back] fade in the distance. So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.
Jan Richardson, Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas, p. xiii
What revelation are you waiting for?
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
|January 3, 2021
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//