Save the date and start inviting your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Our annual network-wide celebratory Christmas service and feast will take place on Friday, December 21st at 6:30p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Carroll Gardens. We are preparing our most beautiful evening together to date! Please plan to be at this special event and invite your friends and neighbors so that they might witness the joy that flows from the good news of Jesus’ birth as one of us.
Preacher: Cody Dotson, Pastoral Intern at Resurrection Clinton Hill
Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
New Testament Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel Lesson: Luke 21:25-36
 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,  people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.  As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.  So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.  Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.  For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.  But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (ESV)
This daily guide offers daily prayers, readings and hymns for Advent and Christmas. Many of the prayers and scripture readings reflect the Advent theme of the week. We believe this guide will help you as individuals, roommates, groups, and families to enter into the story of the gospel in new and deeper ways. Our goal is not to load you down with more tasks in an already busy life, but rather to provide you with tools to help you experience God’s goodness more fully this season and beyond.
Join middle and high school students (grades 6-12) from all our Resurrection Brooklyn network churches every other Friday night at our downtown office (367 Jay Street) for pizza, games and meaningful conversation about the Christian faith. We will gather from 6:30-9:30p.m. For any questions or more information, email our youth director Steven Gil.