North of Dover (Romans 12, Issue 256)
Cultivation of Relationships with the Vulnerable | November 19, 2015
United Methodist Student Day
The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year. For those of you following the “Extended Advent” calendar, today is Advent 4. The word Advent comes from the Latin verb advenire, which means "to come toward, to draw near, to approach." During Advent, we remember and celebrate God's drawing near to us in Jesus Christ, but primarily in the promise of his second coming to bring the promise of the kingdom of God and the renewal of all things to culmination. From now through Baptism of the Lord (the Sunday after Epiphany), all of the lectionary readings directly relate to each other with a particular focus on the gospel reading.
- Jeremiah 33:14-16
- Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)
- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
- Luke 21:25-36