The First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2022

The First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2022


Church Year “A”: November 27, 2022 until December 2, 2023

This season the Church Year will begin on the First Sunday of Advent (as usual). The three year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary is guiding us to start again with YEAR A

What is UNUSUAL is that this year we start on the earliest date possible

Advent, (from Latin adventus, “coming”), in the Christian church calendar, is the 28-day period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. In many traditions over the centuries, the days of Advent are a time to ask for penance and to fast. The scriptural themes point to the church to enter into the

ACT OF WAITING IN DARKNESS

PLEASE JOIN US DURING THESE FORTY DAYS AND THE FOUR SUNDAYS OF ADVENT AS WE PREPARE, WAIT, AND PRAY IN ANTICIPATION OF THE COMING OF THE CHRIST CHILD

Isaiah 11:1-10

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,

and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,

the spirit of wisdom and understanding,

the spirit of counsel and might,

the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,

or decide by what his ears hear;
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,

and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,

and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist,

and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
The wolf shall live with the lamb,

the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,

and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze,

their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the

ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,

and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy

on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord

as the waters cover the sea.
On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.