Lectionary: December 3, 2017

In the church calendar, the season of Advent commemorates Christ’s first coming and looks in expectation to His second coming in the future. This Sunday, we light the Hope Candle in remembrance of the many years that the people of God maintained hope as they waited for the coming of the Messiah.
Here are the readings for the First Sunday of Advent:

Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

(A lectionary is a list of Bible readings, generally designed to provide a substantial reading of the Bible’s content during the course of a few years, often aligned with the seasons of the church year.)