On November 8 we’ll return to the Revised Common Lectionary in worship, leading us toward the Season of Advent.
November 8: Matthew 25:1-13
November 15: Rev. Melody Young preaching
November 22: Matthew 25:31-46
Advent 2020: Those Who Dream
What does it look like to live as those who dream? The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi – they were all dreamers. They received, discovered, and responded to God’s dreams for the world. In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality.
This theme is for the dreamers in all of us – those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time. Let us dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Let us seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.
November 29, Advent 1: Those Who Dream… Keep Awake
Mark 13:24-37 | Isaiah 64:1-9 | Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
December 6, Advent 2: Those Who Dream… Prepare the Way
Mark 1:1-8 | Isaiah 40:1-11 | Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
December 13, Advent 3: Those Who Dream… Sow Joy
Luke 1:46-55 | Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 | Psalm 126
December 20, Advent 4: Those Who Dream… Are Not Alone
Luke 1:26-45 | 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 | Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
December 24, Christmas Eve: This Night, We Are Those Who Dream
Luke 2:1-20 | Isaiah 9:2-7
December 27: Christmas 1: Those Who Dream… Will Not Keep Silent
Luke 2:22-40 | Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3
January 3: Christmas 2: Those Who Dream… Persevere
Matthew 2:1-12 | Isaiah 60:1-6