aDvent/Christmas/

Epiphany 2020

The theme for our Advent/Christmas/Epiphany season is taken from Psalm 126 "When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like 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.  This Advent we will step into the mystery and awe of God's dreams and pray they shape our reality.


Our 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 is for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It's for those who dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time.  Join us as we seek and sow God's dreams for our world.  Here are the themes and Scriptures lessons for each Sunday:


Nov. 29 - First Sunday in Advent

Those Who Dream....KEEP AWAKE (hope)

March 13:24-37 and Isaiah 64:1-9


Dec. 6 - Second Sunday in Advent

Those Who Dream....PREPARE THE WAY (peace)

Mark 1:1-8 and Isaiah 40:1-11


Dec. 13 - Third Sunday in Advent

Those Who Dream....SOW JOY (joy)

Luke 1:46-55 and Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11


Dec. 20 - Fourth Sunday in Advent

Those Who Dream....ARE NOT ALONE (love)

Luke 1:26-45 and 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16


Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve

This Night we are THOSE WHO DREAM

Luke 2:1-20 and Isaiah 9:2-7


Dec. 27 - First Sunday after Christmas

Those Who Dream....WILL NOT KEEP SILENT


Jan. 3 - Epiphany Sunday

Those Who Dream....PERSEVERE

Matthew 2:1-12 and Isaiah 60:1-6

Those Who Dream

Devotional

Our Advent/Christmas/Epiphany devotional contains scripture, poetry, visual art, coloring, written reflections and journaling prompts.  To read it online or download a PDF version for yourself just click on the "Those Who Dream" graphic.