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Advent 2013

HOLY MARGINS: BIRTHING THE HOLY

God Comes to the Margins of a Brutal Empire
to a Poor, Unwed Jewish Woman

Scripture Commentary and Sample Worship Outlines
by Rev. Dr. Sally Harris
Co-Chair, Affirm United/S'affirmer ensemble

ADVENT I - DECEMBER 1st
FROM THE MARGINS, THE HOLY IS BORN

  • Scripture Commentary
    • Micah 5: 2-5a — From the margins of society comes hope
    • Romans 12: 1-18 — From the margins of our world comes transformation
    • Matthew 1: 1-17 — From in the margins of history the holy is born
  • Sample Worship Outline

ADVENT II - DECEMBER 8th
AT THE MARGINS, THE HOLY IS BORN IN SCANDAL

ADVENT III - DECEMBER 15th
ON THE MARGINS, THE HOLY IS BORN IN JOY

ADVENT IV - DECEMBER 22rd
IN THE MARGINS, THE HOLY IS BORN BY REVOLUTION

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