Advent Reading Calendar
In this season of Advent, please join with us as a church to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth. If Advent readings are new to you, be sure to check out this resource.
The 1st Sunday in Advent - December 2, 2018
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, wherever you have put us on this earth, the same earth in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility. Grant us his humility, to do your will, even to the death of our own willful pride, keeping our eyes fixed upon Jesus who is our Savior, and the author and perfecter of our faith. Amen.
Su December 2: Psalm 2
M December 3: Mark 1:1-8
T December 4: Mark 1:9-20
W December 5: Mark 1:21-28
TH December 6: Mark 1:29-45
F December 7: Revelation 1:1-8
S December 8: Revelation 1:9-20
The 2nd Sunday in Advent - December 9, 2018
Our Lord, who has caused all of the Scriptures to be written so that we could know who you are; Give us the grace of your Holy Spirit to read them, hear them, mark, learn, and inwardly understand them; And give us patience and comfort in our reading of your holy Word, so that we may embrace, hold fast, and grow in our hope of all of your promises which you have given us through your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Su December 9: Psalm 110
M December 10: Mark 2:1-12
T December 11: Mark 2:13-27
W December 12: Mark 3
Th December 13: Mark 4
F December 14: Revelation 4
S December 15: Revelation 5
The 3rd Sunday in Advent - December 16, 2018
Our Lord Jesus, you who sent so many messengers to prepare the way before your coming to us; We ask you to continue to send us these messengers to speak to us about you, to prepare our hearts for you, to make us ready to do your bidding, to turn our hearts away from disobedience to follow you, Lord. We ask this so that at your coming to judge the world we may be found a people who are acceptable in your sight, you who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.
Su December 16: Psalm 41
M December 17: Mark 5:1-20
T December 18: Mark 5:21-43
W December 19: Mark 6
Th December 20: Mark 7:1-23
F December 21: Revelation 7:9-17
S December 22: Revelation 19:1-10
The 4th Sunday in Advent - December 23, 2018
Oh Lord, stir up your power, we pray, and come among us; with your great might, help us; for due to our sins and wickedness, we are hindered and halting in our running the race that you have set before us; therefore we need your full grace and mercy to come quickly to help and deliver us. We beseech you, Lord Jesus, for this help, knowing that it was for this very purpose, to save sinners, that you came to us. Send us your Holy Spirit for the honor and glory of your name. Amen.
Su December 23: Psalm 118
M December 24: Mark 8
T December 25: Mark 9:1-32
W December 26: Mark 11
Th December 27: Mark 13
F December 28: Revelation 19:11-21
S December 29: Revelation 22
The 1st Sunday in Christmas - December 30, 2018
Almighty God, who has given us your only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born of a virgin; Grant that as we are regenerate, and made your children by your love and adopting grace, that we may daily be renewed by the Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Su December 30: Psalm 16