In Unexpected Places

Happy Advent! This Sunday we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. This Sunday we hear about John the Baptist important role in announcing Jesus’ coming.

Family Ministry

St. George’s families, this week in our Sunday email are a Family Page and a number of different activity pages for different ages based on the Gospel reading for this Sunday. Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.  

Opening Music

Advent has some wonderful music. For those of you who like to sing, this week suggest starting off your Sunday worship with “Prepare the Way, O Zion.”

The Reading

The reading for the Second Sunday of Advent is Mark 1:1-8:

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’ ”

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”1

Prayers and Message

And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message: 

Closing Music

The traditional hymn I selected for this week is the hymn “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed.”

And the contemporary song for this Sunday is a hauntingly beautiful version of “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”

A blessed and safe Advent to you, and thank you so much for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.

Be Well and God Bless.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park

P.S. If you are looking for even more church this Sunday be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook page and the diocesan YouTube page for more online worship.

  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.