Join the women of Resurrection Brooklyn for a mid-winter retreat, exploring the Christian practice of Rest. The retreat will take place at Stony Point Retreat Center. Our guest speaker will be Micha Boyett, author of the book Found. The retreat will begin Friday evening and end midday on Sunday. More information can be found on the registration page below. For more information or with questions, please email Kaytie Eaton.
Sermon Series: The Lectionary, The Second Sunday of Advent
Preacher: Pastor Brian Steadman
New Testament Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15
Gospel Reading: Mark 1:1-8
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her
that her warfare is ended,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the LORD’s hand
double for all her sins.
 A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
 Every valley shall be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill be made low;
the uneven ground shall become level,
and the rough places a plain.
 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
 A voice says, “Cry!”
And I said, “What shall I cry?”
All flesh is grass,
and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
 The grass withers, the flower fades
when the breath of the LORD blows on it;
surely the people are grass.
 The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
 Go on up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good news;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good news;
lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
“Behold your God!”
 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might,
and his arm rules for him;
behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him.
 He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young. (ESV)
Sermon Series: The Lectionary, The First Sunday of Advent
Preacher: Pastor Brian Steadman
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Gospel Reading: Mark 13:24-37
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-9
 Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains might quake at your presence—
 as when fire kindles brushwood
and the fire causes water to boil—
to make your name known to your adversaries,
and that the nations might tremble at your presence!
 When you did awesome things that we did not look for,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
 From of old no one has heard
or perceived by the ear,
no eye has seen a God besides you,
who acts for those who wait for him.
 You meet him who joyfully works righteousness,
those who remember you in your ways.
Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;
in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?
 We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
We all fade like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
 There is no one who calls upon your name,
who rouses himself to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
 But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
 Be not so terribly angry, O LORD,
and remember not iniquity forever.
Behold, please look, we are all your people. (ESV)
Share the joy of Christmas! Join us and bring your friends and neighbors to Christmas in the City, Resurrection Brooklyn’s annual special gathering in which we celebrate Christmas through song and story. The program will be followed by a time of food and drinks. Admission is free and childcare will be provided! We hope to see you there.
Pick up some invite cards after church at the welcome table to share with anyone you’d like to invite, or hang it on your refrigerator as a reminder.
This year we will take up a special offering with all proceeds benefiting our Disaster Relief efforts. In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes this year, please consider how you might be able to give to those in need. For more information on how to help hurricane victims, click here.
Our Advent Guides include a devotional for Christmastide and can be downloaded below.
In addition to the Advent guide, we’ve also created a Jesse Tree to accompany your Advent devotions. The Advent Guide and the Jesse Tree Pamphlet could be used together or independently. The ornaments can be printed and then colored and used creatively as you celebrate this season. We hope this pamphlet and the ornaments help you enter the joy of Advent.
Download the Jesse Tree and learn more about its tradition by clicking the links below.