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Advent Devotional 2019

Thank you for lending your time and talent to this year's Advent Devotional. To see full list of scripture selections, click here. To sign up for a selection, click on the slot below. The deadline for completed devotionals is Friday, Nov. 8. If you have questions regarding content, please contact our Advent Devotional Coordinator, Dan Lareva, at (805) 990-1957, or [email protected] If you have questions of a technical nature, contact Stacy Smith Bosco using the contact button above the sign up slots, or call the office (805) 495-0406.


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ISAIAH 2:2-3 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. Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the...

Pastor Ron Cox


PSALM 122:6-9 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.” For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, “Peace be with you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord

Phil Schmitz


ROMANS 13:11-12 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; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works...

Daniel Lareva


MATTHEW 24:42-44 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 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...

Janet K. Gardner


ISAIAH 2:4 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.



TITUS 3:4-7 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This...

Verlon & Shirley Meyer


JOHN 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was...

Chuck Mork


ISAIAH 11:1-2 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and.....



PSALM 72:1-4 Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness...

Dolores and Jack Ledbetter


ROMANS 15:4-5 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in...

Pastor Chamie


ISAIAH 11:3-5 His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike...



MATTHEW 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he...

Catherine Paskell
Thank you again, Dan, for putting this together once again!


HEBREWS 1:1-4 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of...

Pastor Paul Gravrock


ISAIAH 11:6 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.

Sydney Newmark


ISAIAH 35:4-6 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the...

Stacy Bosco


PSALM 146:9-10 The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!

Karen Guetschoff


LUKE 1:46-50 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done ...

Mara Hassenbein


JAMES 5:9-11 Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we ...



MATTHEW 11:7-11 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who ...

Troy Schulze


TITUS 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope ...

Pastor Ken Caudill


LUKE 2:8-14 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said ...

Susanne Hopkins
Thank you, Dan, for pulling all this together; it is a wonderful gift to us.


ISAIAH 7:13-14 Then Isaiah said: "Hear then, O house of David! It is too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall...

Jim And Ruth Neumann
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