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Advent 2 (Cycle C)

Worship

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Frank Ramirez
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids: Series VII, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Frank Ramirez
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids: Series VII, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Frank Ramirez
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids: Series VII, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Julia Ross Strope
Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 1:68-79
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook, Series IV, Cycle C : Soul Motion
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Wayne H. Keller
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle C Gospel Texts
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dallas A. Brauninger
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
James R. Wilson
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Cycle C, Series IV
Second Sunday of Advent - C
H. Burnham Kirkland
Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Hugh H. Drennan
Psalm 126
excerpted from Aids To The Psalms :

Stories

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Gregory L. Tolle
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit: Series V, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
David E. Leininger
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Constance Berg
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series III, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
John Steward
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series II, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Richard A. Jensen
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : 57 Stories For Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
John E. Sumwalt
Jenee Woodard
Luke 1:68-79
excerpted from Sharing Visions : Divine Revelations, Angels, And Holy Coincidences
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Timothy F. Merrill
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV Cycle C

Sermon

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Gary L. Carver
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
John T. Ball
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Mary S. Lautensleger
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series II, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Cynthia E. Cowen
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Derl G. Keefer
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from You Have Mail From God! : Second Lesson Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
William G. Carter
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Praying For A Whole New World : Gospel Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Harry N. Huxhold
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from The Presence In The Promise : First Lesson Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Robert S. Crilley
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : Series I, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
J. Ellsworth Kalas
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Ron Lavin
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS : Sermons for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - C
James T. Garrett
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from GOD'S GIFT : Sermons for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Robert G. Tuttle
Malachi 3:1-4, Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from GOD'S TWO HANDS : Sermons for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - C
J. Ellsworth Kalas
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Reading The Signs : SERMONS FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY (SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME)
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Steven E. Albertin
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Roy C. Nichols
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from THE GREENING OF THE GOSPEL : SERMONS FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY SUNDAYS 1-8 IN ORDINARY TIME)
Second Sunday of Advent - C
James H. Bailey
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from THE HAPPY HOUR : SERMONS FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY (SUNDAYS 1-8 IN ORDINARY TIME)

Preaching

Second Sunday of Advent - C
E. Carver Mcgriff
Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series VI, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
James Evans
Stan Purdum
Carlos Wilton
Luke 1:68-79
excerpted from Hear My Voice: Preaching The Lectionary Psalms for Cycles A, B, C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Carlos Wilton
Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons: : With an Eye to the New
Second Sunday of Advent - C
George M. Bass
Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III, Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Perry H. Biddle, Jr.
Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook, SERIES II : for use with Common, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic Lectionaries

Prayer

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dennis Koch
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Contemporary Lectionary Prayers : Based Upon Cycle C Lectionary Gospels
Second Sunday of Advent - C
B. David Hostetter
Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 126, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Psalms And Prayers For Congregational Participation :

Drama

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Robert F. Crowley
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Lectionary Scenes : 56 Vignettes For Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
John A. Tenbrook
Baruch 5:1-9, Luke 3:1-6, Psalm 126
excerpted from Thespian Theology : Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Pamela Urfer
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from SUNDAY MORNING READERS' THEATER :

Devotional

Second Sunday of Advent - C
Stephen P. McCutchan
Luke 3:1-6
excerpted from Water From the Rock : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Stephen P. McCutchan
Luke 1:68-79
excerpted from Water From the Rock : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - C
Stephen P. McCutchan
Malachi 3:1-4
excerpted from Water From the Rock : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle C

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John Jamison
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. (vv. 1-2)

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
Advent Roadwork
by Chris Keating
Luke 3:1-6

He may not be the snazziest dresser, but John the Baptist sure knows how to make an entrance. He was never one to blend into the crowd. Despite his mother’s pleading and his father’s religious pedigree, John wasn’t much of a city kid. He preferred the wilderness to the streets, eschewing citadels of privilege for empty wastelands, preferring itchy camel’s hair to worsted wool suits. With his scraggly beard streaked with remnants of locust, John draws attention wherever he goes.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
We knew it all along, but it takes good messengers if we are to hear it again.

Baruch 5:1-9
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Baruch 5:1-9
Referring to this lesson, the ancient theologian Irenaeus wrote:

... the prophet has pointed out, that as many believers as God has prepared for this purpose, to multiply those left upon earth, should both be under the rule of the saints to minister to this Jerusalem.  (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.1, p.565)

The text is about the fresh start God affords us in Christ.  The coming son is like a bridge to this new reality.  About Christ’s role in this way, the medieval mystic Catherine of Siena once wrote:

StoryShare

Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
Contents
“The Real Messanger” by Frank Ramirez
“The Unforgiving Manure Spreader” by John Sumwalt


The Real Messanger
by Frank Ramirez
Malachi 3:1-4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me…. (Malachi 3:1)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely. But he wasn't lonely for long, for lots of people came to the entrance to the maze and petted him and patted him and stroked him and spoke to him. Roly perked up, and wondered for the hundredth time what went on in a maze. Still, the family had told him very firmly to stay at the entrance in case he got lost in the maze, or worse, because he was so small, tripped people up by darting between their legs.

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Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
Have you ever noticed that many people seem to feel they either have "too much" Christmas or "not enough" Christmas? Television commentator Andy Rooney is one who thinks he has had "too much" Christmas. Andy Rooney, in fact, has proposed a "Christmas Holidays Limitations Act." These are some of the provisions of that Act:

1. Capital punishment would be mandatory for anyone caught selling Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving.
Cynthia E. Cowen
Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio station. It begins with this announcement, "From the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake, we bring you Our Saviour's morning service."

One Advent season, the pastor had selected an "in the sandals" sermon series. The first biblical character to be heard from was John the Baptist. As John entered clothed in the prophet's clothing, a reader announced: "Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight" (Luke 3:4b).
J. Will Ormond
The setting and shape of this sermon are obvious. It was preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of that congregation.

The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
Robert S. Jarboe
Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)


Date:
Reader A:
Reader B:

Introit
(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Litany
Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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