Advent, Year B

Advent means “coming.” The coming of the baby Jesus, God among us in human flesh. The coming of Christ again “the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. In between those two great comings is God’s constant longing for each of us to come to God, to love God, and to let God love us. “Be alert.” Notice. Listen. Watch. For what? For the ways God will choose to get our attention this season. For those moments when we notice that our ways are not in alignment with God’s ways. For those shimmering glimpses of the Kingdom of God.

Gospel Lesson Plans for Advent, Year B
Year BDayScriptureGospel Lesson PlanOld Testament
First Sunday of Advent IntergenerationalSunday between November 27 and December 3Mark 13:24-37Advent Intergenerational Lesson Plann/a
First Sunday of AdventSunday between November 27 and December 3Isaiah 64:1-9
Mark 13:24-37
Keep Alert!Hope in God
Second Sunday of AdventSunday between December 4 and December 10Isaiah 40:1-11
Mark 1:1-8
Prepare the WayPrepare the Way
Third Sunday of AdventSunday between December 11 and December 17Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
John 1:6-8, 19-28
Who are You?The Good News of Deliverance
Fourth Sunday of AdventSunday between December 18 and December 242 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Luke 1:26-38
Do Not Be AfraidGod Fulfills God's Promises