2022 Advent Study begins November 27 with Tracy Daub’s Holy Disruption

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah. Mark 1:1-2

Advent prepares us for the The Incarnation–God comes to earth in human form to be baptized, teach, heal, eat, and die–is what we celebrate at Christmas, and Mark shows us just how radical and celebration-worthy it is!

Sundays November 27-December 18 , 9:15 AM & Wednesdays November 30-December 21, 10 AM

Join us in reading Mark’s Gospel during December:

  • Day 1     1:1–28
  • Day 2     1:29–45
  • Day 3     2:1–28
  • Day 4     3:1–35
  •  Day 5    4:1–34
  •  Day 6    4:35–5:20
  • Day 7     5:21–43
  • Day 8     6:1–29
  • Day 9     6:30–56
  • Day 10 7:1–23
  • Day 11 7:24–8:10
  •  Day 12 8:11–9:1
  • Day 13 9:2–29
  • Day 14 9:30–50
  • Day 15 10:1–31
  • Day 16 10:32–52
  • Day 17 11:1–33
  • Day 18 12:1–27
  • Day 19 12:28–44
  • Day 20 13:1–37
  • Day 21 14:1–25
  •  Day 22 14:26–14:52
  • Day 23 14:53–15:20
  • Day 24 15:21–16:8

Looking for an electronic version of Mark’s Gospel? Try the Common English Bible Translation.

Bible Study and Conversation about Gun Violence

Join in this three session Bible Study written by Bishop Sally Dyck, former bishop of the Chicago Episcopal Area.

Many of us want to respond to the continued tragedies of gun violence and we wonder what resources our faith tradition gives us. In her introduction, Bishop Dyck says,

This Bible study; Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities; is important in helping
us identify and articulate the common good that is essential in our policies
and attitudes toward guns. We need biblically-based and faith-filled
conversations about this public health epidemic. Lives are at stake!

This study will be ZOOM only on June 15, 22, 29 at 11 am. Registration is required. Register here.

Click here for a digital copy of Bishop Dyck’s study.

Micah 4:1-4

4 But in the days to come,
        the mountain of the Lord’s house
            will be the highest of the mountains;
        it will be lifted above the hills;
            peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will go and say:
    “Come, let’s go up to the mountain of the Lord,
            to the house of Jacob’s God,
        so that he may teach us his ways
            and we may walk in God’s paths!”
Instruction will come from Zion
        and the Lord’s word from Jerusalem.
God will judge between the nations
        and settle disputes of mighty nations,
            which are far away.
They will beat their swords into iron plows
        and their spears into pruning tools.
Nation will not take up sword against nation;
        they will no longer learn how to make war.
All will sit underneath their own grapevines,
        under their own fig trees.
    There will be no one to terrify them;
        for the mouth of the Lord of heavenly forces has spoken.