4th wk Advent, Dec 21

The Fourth Week of Advent
beginning December 21, 2014

Winter Landscape Behind Black Curtains

Scripture Readings

For this study, we have invited members of four different churches from around the diocese to read the scriptures for us. This week, the readers are from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio TX. They include Mike Duffey reading the 2 Samuel passage, Fran Torres-Lopez reading from Romans, and Olivia Ribble reading the Luke passage.

As a special offering this last week of Advent, Ana Hernandez from St. Mark’s sings Canticle 15, The Magnificat.

This entire study is presented in both written and audio format. We invite you to set aside 15 minutes each day to engage with the Word of God, however seems best to you.

This week’s study was written by the Rev. Dr. John Lewis. For the entire week’s study in pdf format, Session Four (Advent IV). Or engage it one day at a time with the links below.

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
to listen, click below

Romans 16:25-27
to listen, click below

Luke 1:26-38
to listen, click below

Canticle 15, The Magnificat
or listen – which you must do.

 

Daily reflections

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Click to read background material on this week’s scriptures

or  listen, below

Monday – I have been with you wherever you went.

click to read a reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below

Tuesday – God looks with favor on God’s humble servants

click to read a reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below

Wednesday, Christmas Eve – Let it be with me according to your word

click to read a reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below

Thursday, Christmas Day – Nothing is impossible with God

click to read a reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below

The introductory music for the audio recordings are from the album “A Laying On of Songs” by Ben Bowen King and is used by permission.

Ben Bowen King has received a national reputation for performing a variety of instrumental gospel music on the steel string guitar. He has recorded for The Smithsonian Label as well as a variety of other labels. His albums include “A Laying On of Songs” and “Sidewalk Saints.” To purchase “A Laying On of Songs” through Amazon, click the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Laying-Songs-Ben-Bowen-King/dp/B001J6RWBE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_NBkEub1J2RSEF_tt

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