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 Second Sunday of Advent 
Pastor Barbara Marks
Judy Loukides
Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 40:1-11 MSG
Gospel Reading:  Mark 1:1-8 MSG​​
Sermon Title: “Comfort in Darkness”

 First Sunday of Advent 
Pastor Barbara Marks
Cyrus Kapadia
Scripture Reading:  1 Corinthians 1:3-9 KJV
Gospel Reading:  Mark 13:24-37 KJV​​
Sermon Title: “Waiting with Hope”

Lay Speaker Judy Loukides
Linda Beagle
Scripture Reading:  Romans 8:1-5 (MSG)
Gospel Reading:  John 3:1-6 (MSG)​​
Sermon Title: “Seen and Unseen”

Pastor Barbara Marks
Lacy Bicknell
Scripture Reading:  2 Corinthians 9:6-15 NRSV
Gospel Reading:  John 10:1-10 CEV​​
Sermon Title: “Live Fully”

Pastor Barbara Marks
Lori Cartwright
Scripture Reading:  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NRSV
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:1-13 NRSV​​
Sermon Title: “Awake All Night!”

Pastor Barbara Marks
All Saints Sunday
Kevin Buckley
Scripture Reading:  1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 CEB
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 23:1-12 CEB​​
Sermon Title: “Watching Life Unfold

Pastor Barbara Marks
Diane Nerkowski
Scripture Reading:  1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 NRSV
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 22:34-46 NRSV​​
Sermon Title: “And So, It Comes Down to This

Lay Speaker David Wells
Janice Samoeil
Old Testament Reading:  Psalm 63 NIV
New Testament Reading:  Ephesians 2:1-9 NIV
Gospel Reading:  Luke 24:19-27 NIV​​
Sermon Title: “Whatever Happened to Reformation Day?

The Laity of UMC, Branford
Laity Sunday
Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 2:17-19 NRSV
Gospel Reading:  Hebrews 10:24-25 NRSV​​
Message Title: “The Blessings of Belonging to a Church Family
Given by Cheryl Torello​

Pastor Barbara Marks
Shanta Kapadia
Scripture Reading:  Philippians 3:4-14 NRSV
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 21:33-46 NRSV​​
Sermon Title: “Pressing On”

Pastor Barbara Marks
Mike Cartwright
Scripture Reading:  Philippians 2:1-13 MSG
Gospel Reading:  Genesis 45:1-15 MSG​​
Sermon Title: “A Race Towards Grace”
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