The First Sunday of Advent

In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Isaiah 40:3

With the beginning of the Advent season we mark the start of a new church year as we share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and prayerfully await his Second Coming.


  • Old Testament: Isaiah 64:1-9
  • Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
  • Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
  • Gospel: Mark 13:24-37
  • For this week’s texts, visit



The sermon will be available here in text and audio format after the service is concluded.


  • Celebrant & Preacher: Rev. Amy Welin
  • Lectors
    • Ann Elliott (8:00am)
    • Caroline Robelen (10:15am)
    • Elias Domanski (10:15am)
  • Prayers of the People
    • Betty MacLaughlin (8:00am)
    • Peter Robelen (10:15am)
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers
    • Jim Elliott (8:00am)
    • Helen Delano (10:15am)
    • Hazel Trauffer (10:15am)