1st Wk Advent, Nov. 30

The First Week of Advent
beginning November 30, 2014

Winter Landscape Seen Through The Window And Green Cup

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 doctors, nurses, and a translator who staff a free medical clinic that serves the immigrant population on the northwest side of San Antonio. The clinic was begun by, and continues to be hosted by, St. Francis Episcopal Church. The staff are from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Because of the confidential nature of the clinic, we will withhold the names of the readers. To learn more about the clinic, contact St. Francis Church at sfc@sfcsa.org.

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. Jane Patterson. For the entire week’s study in pdf format, click here. Or engage it one day at a time with the links below.

Isaiah 64;1-9

to listen, click below


1 corinthians 1;3-9

to listen, click below


Mark 13;24-37

to listen, click below

Daily reflections

First Sunday of Advent

click to read background material on this week’s scriptures.

listen, below

Monday – Come Down

click to read Jane Patterson’s reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below


Tuesday – Shape Me

click to read Jane Patterson’s reflections on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below


Wednesday – Partnership

click to read Jane Patterson’s reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below


Thursday – What Does not Pass Away

click to read Jane Patterson’s reflection on a brief piece of the Sunday scriptures.

or listen, below

Friday – Keep Awake

click to read Jane Petterson’s 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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