Readings for

The First Advent Sunday

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

FIRST READING

A reading from Isaiah, the 2nd chapter.

1 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 In days to come

  the mountain of the LORD’s house

 shall be established as the highest of the mountains,

  and shall be raised above the hills;

 all the nations shall stream to it.

   3 Many peoples shall come and say,

 “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,

  to the house of the God of Jacob;

 that he may teach us his ways

  and that we may walk in his paths.”

 For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,

  and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

4 He shall judge between the nations,

  and shall arbitrate for many peoples;

 they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

  and their spears into pruning hooks;

 nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

  neither shall they learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob,

  come, let us walk

  in the light of the LORD!


Word of God. Word of Life. Thanks be to God.


PSALM 122

    1 I was glad when they said to me,

  “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

2 Now our feet are standing

  within your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built as a city

  that is at unity with itself;

4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD,

  the assembly of Israel, to praise the name of the LORD. 

5 For there are the thrones of judgment,

  the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

  “May they prosper who love you.

7 Peace be within your walls

  and quietness within your towers.

8 For the sake of my kindred and companions,

  I pray for your prosperity.

9 Because of the house of the LORD our God,

  I will seek to do you good.”


SECOND READING

A reading from Romans the 13th chapter.

11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake

from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers;  12 the

night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and

put on the armor of light;  13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and

drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and

jealousy.  14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the

flesh, to gratify its desires.


Word of God. Word of Life. Thanks be to God.



GOSPEL READING

Matthew 24:36-44

[Jesus said to the disciples,]  36 “About that day and hour no one knows, neither the

angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  37 For as the days of Noah were,

so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  38 For as in those days before the flood

they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah

entered the ark,  39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all

away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.  40 Then two will be in the field;

one will be taken and one will be left.  41 Two women will be grinding meal together;

one will be taken and one will be left.  42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know

on what day your Lord is coming.  43 But understand this: if the owner of the house

had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed

awake and would not have let his house be broken into.  44 Therefore you also must

be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”