During Advent, join EMU and EMS faculty, staff, students and alumni in weekday devotions, beginning Nov. 30, 2009.
2009 Advent scriptures include the following:
- Week One – Luke 1:26-28
- Week Two – Matthew 1:18-25
- Week Three – Luke 1:39-56
- Week Four – Luke 2:1-19
The series began with a reflection by Dorothy Jean Weaver, professor of New Testament at the seminary.
"Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Christian tradition, a beginning focused on the coming of Jesus into our world that calls for thoughtful preparation for this coming and for the second coming of Jesus," said Brian Martin Burkholder, EMU campus pastor. "In these weeks leading up to Christmas day, we invite everyone into this season of thoughtful and spiritual preparation by using the Advent reflections provided from the EMU and EMS campus community."
"Readers are invited this year to share their own personal reflections at the end of each day’s entry as well, building a sense of community among followers of Christ all over the world," Martin Burkholder added.
To automatically receive each devotional, go to emu.edu/blog/devotions/subscription.