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Children's Activity

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Marking time -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

God's promise -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
The big secret -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Materials
Small wooden blocks
Red fabric
Green ribbon
Scissors
'Keep alert' -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: As we approach the new millennium we
'God forever!' -- Mark 13:24--37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: This is a new year -------- a new church year, that is.

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The light of God always comes to us -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Sandra Herrmann -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” says the song that plays endlessly in the nearly vacant
Anticipation -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
A well-rounded biblical "Screw your courage to the sticking-place," says Lady Macbeth to her doomed
Reading the last chapter first -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- David A. Davis -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Christmas comes earlier every year. At least the Christmas season starts earlier every year.
Reading the last chapter first -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Christmas comes earlier very year. At least the Christmas season starts earlier every year.
A way to the future -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Advent shifts our attention to the future.
When will Jesus come? -- Isaiah 63:16-64:8, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:32-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
For a time we have been having some respite from those who see every world event as the herald of th
Drowsy disciples -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday of Advent - B
I watched with amusement, recently, as a gentleman across the table from me at a church committee me
The future is now -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Isaiah has been called "the prophet of the holy." His personal encounter with God, described in
Advent's long promises -- Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
The lectionary permits an easy move from the end of one church year to the beginning of another.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Pusska -- Who Wasn't Ready -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "What I say to you I say to all: Keep awake." Let us

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Pusska -- Who Wasn't Ready -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "What I say to you I say to all: Keep awake." Let us

Children's sermon

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When will it be time? -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but on
Be Prepared! -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
The Point: As we prepare to celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25, our preparation for his re
Strongman -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus
Marking time -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (v. 31)
The best coach -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
He will also strengthen you to the end. (v. 8a)

God's promise -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (v. 31)

Waiting for Jesus -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we begin the new church year.
The big secret -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B

Good morning and Happy New Church Year!
A personal message -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
We're rich! -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! How many of you are rich? How many of you have
Keep alert -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! What is this thing? (Show the timer and let
Thanking God -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you take piano
A wonderful present! -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Today we begin the Advent season.
God forever! -- Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! I love the comic section of the newspaper. Do you like the comics?

The Immediate Word

She Says / Cross-Contamination -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
It’s almost as if there’s been a nuclear chain reaction -- in the wake of serious allegations of sex
Second-Coming Living -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Are you awake, or are you drowsing off?

Anticipation -- It's Keepin' Me Waitin' -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Advent arrives for our congregations on a weekend when many people will still be basking in the afte
Be Ready: The Lord Is Coming! -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. Mccutchan, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published November 30, 2008)

Home For The Holidays? -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- George L. Murphy, Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published November 27, 2005)

All Trees Are Christmas Trees -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George L. Murphy, Larry Hard, Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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When will it be time? -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but on
A wonderful present! -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Today we begin the Advent season.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Uncle Sol's Visit -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Ben was excited. It was a cold winter's day, but Uncle Sol was coming to visit.

Devotional

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Advent 1 -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Isaiah 64:1-9
Advent 1 -- Mark 13:24-37 -- William W. Helland -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Mark 13:24-37

Drama

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Raggedy Saints -- Isaiah 64:1-9a, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- John A. Tenbrook -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Watch! -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Robert F. Crowley -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
The second advent of Christ and the doctrine of the elect.

Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Advent 1 (2017) -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Isaiah 64:1-9
Sermon Illustrations for Advent 1 (2014) -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Isaiah 64:1-9
The lesson refers to the... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
The lesson refers to the precariousness of life and the fact that no one calls on God's name.
In the comic strip... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
In the comic strip Frank & Ernest by Bob Thaves, we have Frank and Ernie sitting all rump
Paul writes to the Corinthians... -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Derl G. Keefer -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Paul writes to the Corinthians to encourage them to discover their God-given potential.
Don't we wish that... -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Bob Ove -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Don't we wish that were true of all confirmands!
When Pope Francis visited... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
When Pope Francis visited South Korea in August 2014 he made his strongest gesture yet to reach out
Jesus reminds us that we... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Jesus reminds us that we do not have a moment to waste, we need to be prepared.
Nine Illustrations for 2011 -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Isaiah 64:1-9
Israel received the Law... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Brian Hohmeier -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
When Israel received the Law, they began practicing what is called a strict purity code.
Sometimes as a child you get into situations... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Sometimes as a child you get into situations that you don't like and all you want is your parents.
Thomas Jefferson was a deist... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Thomas Jefferson was a deist.
It's always tough waiting for the big reveal... -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Craig Kelly -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
It's always tough waiting for the big reveal.
According to the apostle Paul... -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
According to the apostle Paul, God has given "spiritual gifts" to the church.
At first, it's fun to keep watch... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Leah Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
At first, it's fun to keep watch.
When parents leave their children home alone... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Brian Hohmeier -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
When parents leave their children home alone for the evening for the first time, this can be a subst
What is the connection... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
What is the connection between Mark's depiction of the last day and the life, death, and resurrectio
In the past, common entertainment included... -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
In the past, common entertainment included playing cards.
Scott knew now that he... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Scott knew now that he shouldn't have done it.
We want you ... but we... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
We want you ... but we don't want you.
I feel certain that any... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
I feel certain that any of us who have ever tried to shape a lump of clay while it's spinning on a p
The preschool children at the... -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
The preschool children at the church came to see Pastor Mary and were thrilled to present her with s

The Immediate Word

She Says / Cross-Contamination -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
It’s almost as if there’s been a nuclear chain reaction -- in the wake of serious allegations of sex
Second-Coming Living -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Are you awake, or are you drowsing off?

Anticipation -- It's Keepin' Me Waitin' -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Advent arrives for our congregations on a weekend when many people will still be basking in the afte

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Mystery -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Advent 1 -- Mark 13:32-37 -- Andrew Daughters -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Through the ages men have wondered,
talked about the end of time.

Prayer

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Be prepared -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
Having uttered two parables that urge watchfulness, Jesus here

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Be prepared -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:

Preaching

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She Says / Cross-Contamination -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
It’s almost as if there’s been a nuclear chain reaction -- in the wake of serious allegations of sex
Second-Coming Living -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Are you awake, or are you drowsing off?

Anticipation -- It's Keepin' Me Waitin' -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Advent arrives for our congregations on a weekend when many people will still be basking in the afte
Be Ready: The Lord Is Coming! -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. Mccutchan, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published November 30, 2008)

Home For The Holidays? -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- George L. Murphy, Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published November 27, 2005)

All Trees Are Christmas Trees -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George L. Murphy, Larry Hard, Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Advent 1 -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
First Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Isaiah 64:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37

The Doorkeeper -- Mark 13:32-37 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
1. Text
The Doorkeeper -- Mark 13:32-37 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Context

Context Of Advent 1 In The Church Year
First Sunday in Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2001
"In our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?" (v. 5d).
First Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Watching For The Coming Of The Lord -- Mark 13:32-37 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
"But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Fa
The return of the Lord -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Russell F. Anderson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: The return of the Lord.
Advent 1 -- Psalm 80:1-7 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
First Sunday Of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
This pericope comes from the third section of Isaiah (chapters
First Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Wake up and watch is the biblical/liturgical theme for this First Sunday of Advent.
First Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Wake up and watch is the biblical/liturgical theme for this First Sunday of Advent.
First Sunday Of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Seasonal Theme

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Watching For The Coming Of The Lord -- Mark 13:32-37 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
"But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Fa

Sermon

The Immediate Word

She Says / Cross-Contamination -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
It’s almost as if there’s been a nuclear chain reaction -- in the wake of serious allegations of sex
Second-Coming Living -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Are you awake, or are you drowsing off?

Anticipation -- It's Keepin' Me Waitin' -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Advent arrives for our congregations on a weekend when many people will still be basking in the afte
Be Ready: The Lord Is Coming! -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. Mccutchan, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published November 30, 2008)

Home For The Holidays? -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- George L. Murphy, Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published November 27, 2005)

All Trees Are Christmas Trees -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George L. Murphy, Larry Hard, Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Keeping Awake -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Lehman's Old-Fashioned Hardware Store at Kidron in Ohio's Amish Country is a fascinating place.
Jesus Brings New Life -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
The end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War, which saw the super powers of the United Stat
How To Know What To Know -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Robert J. Elder -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
But about that day or hour no one knows ...
Spiritual Gifts: God's Gift Of Fulfillment -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Scott Suskovic -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Now you have every spiritual gift you need.
-- 1 Corinthians 1:7 (NLT)

Denial Ain't A River In Egypt -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Denial Ain't A River In Egypt



Thanksgiving And Thanksliving -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Don't you just love times of thanksgiving?
Don't Fear The Wait -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
A long time ago there lived a little boy whose parents had died.
Preparing For Something Big -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Paul E. Flesner -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
How are you getting ready for Christmas? Have you gotten out your Christmas tapes or CDs yet?
Waiting For Godot? -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Frederick R. Harm -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
As we embark on another Advent Adventure we pause to remind ourselves that this sacred season holds
The Waiting Place -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- William L. Self -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
While we were keeping our eighteen-month-old grandson for the weekend so his parents could catch up
Watching And Waiting For The Kingdom -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
The future is big business these days.
I Can't Wait! -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Novelist Irwin Shaw was once taking a meal at a fancy French restaurant.
Evergreen Wreath And Faded Leaf -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
The occasion was a joyous one as the young bride and groom settled into their seats at the head tabl
Ready Or Not -- He Comes -- Mark 13:33-37 -- John A. Stroman -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
There is a passage in the old Jewish book of Zohar, that goes like this: "Whenever the Jews on earth
Evergreen Wreath and Faded Leaf -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
The occasion was a joyous one as the young bride and groom settled into their seats at the head tabl
Preparation Without A Deadline -- Mark 13:33-37 -- Glenn Schoonover -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
How do you prepare for some big event when you lack one of the
Why Don't You Send Somebody? -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
In the entrance of the magnificent modern cathedral of St.

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Keeping Awake -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Lehman's Old-Fashioned Hardware Store at Kidron in Ohio's Amish Country is a fascinating place.
Watching And Waiting For The Kingdom -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
The future is big business these days.

Stories

StoryShare

Watch for What? -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- C. David Mckirachan -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Contents
"Watch for What?" by C. David McKirachan
The Long Wait -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Keith Hewitt, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Contents
"The Long Wait" by Keith Hewitt
A Stellar Calamity -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"A Stellar Calamity" by Frank Ramirez
Are You Waiting For Godot? -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Richard A. Jensen, John E. Sumwalt, Gregory Tolle, R.h. Thompson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Contents
What's Up This Week
The Voice Of The Broken Branch -- Mark 13:28-29 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Contents

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Resolutions For A New Year -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Happy New Year! No, the calendar is not one month off. Today is New Year's Day ...
Bouch And The King -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Bouch And The King


Close In Heart -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Whenever I think of Katy, I think of God's perfect timing.
Painful Waiting -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
The pain was unbearable!
A Safe Place To Tell Visions -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- John E. Sumwalt, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Late on Maundy Thursday evening, in the year 2000, as I lay in bed, meditating on the format of this

Worship

The Immediate Word

She Says / Cross-Contamination -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Ron Love -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
It’s almost as if there’s been a nuclear chain reaction -- in the wake of serious allegations of sex
Second-Coming Living -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Are you awake, or are you drowsing off?

Anticipation -- It's Keepin' Me Waitin' -- Mark 13:24-37, Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Advent arrives for our congregations on a weekend when many people will still be basking in the afte
Be Ready: The Lord Is Coming! -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. Mccutchan, George Reed -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published November 30, 2008)

Home For The Holidays? -- Mark 13:24-37, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 -- George L. Murphy, Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published November 27, 2005)

All Trees Are Christmas Trees -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- George L. Murphy, Larry Hard, Wesley T. Runk -- First Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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O God Up Above -- Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. O God up above, enthroned with great grace,
Time To Clean Up -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship

First Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
This Sunday's passages reflect a cry for God to restore.
Bulletin Insert for First Sunday in Advent for Year B -- Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Advent Wreath Service

Reader A: ______________________
First Sunday in Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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First Sunday in Advent -- Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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First Sunday in Advent -- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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First Sunday in Advent -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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First Sunday Of Advent -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Advent Wreath
We come with open minds.
Plea For God's Presence -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Coming Forth -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Leader: Come forth, O love divine.
First Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37 -- James R. Wilson -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Theme: Come to us, O Lord!

Call To Worship
The Coming Of The Son Of Man -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Wait expectantly for our Lord Jesus Christ to reveal himself. He
Watchfulness -- Mark 13:32-37 -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Suggested quotes at the beginning and end of the order of worship:
Be Alert/Be Prepared -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday of Advent - B
The Community Readies Itself For The Coming Messiah

Choral Invitation

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First Sunday of Advent -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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First Sunday Of Advent -- Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
This Sunday's passages reflect a cry for God to restore.

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Good morning girls and boys,

Welcome. It's awesome to talk to you this morning. How are you? (children respond)

I have a question for you. Does your teacher ever teach something that is hard to understand? Are you sometimes puzzled or bewildered by something your teacher said?

Have you ever wondered about hard things like what electricity is and how it works? Or gravity? Or the universe? Or algebra? (children answer)

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Janice B. Scott

This is a story which tries to explain how Jesus can be the Holy One (God) and yet is regarded as God's son.

Call to Worship:

If we absorb Jesus, we live in him just as he lives in God. In our worship today, let us join together to explore what it means to absorb Jesus.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we find it difficult to understand the Bible.
Lord, have mercy.

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