Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, four Sundays of preparation and joyful anticipation of the birth of Jesus.
Sunday we begin to light our Advent wreath. If you, or your family, would like to help out with the reading for the lighting of the candles, please let me know.
Worship this weekend – Saturday 5;00 p.m. – Worship in the chapel with Holy Communion
Sunday 8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School, Adult Bible Study, Coffee and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion
A prayer for the season:
AN ADVENT PRAYER
Lord Jesus, master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!” Amen.
– Henry Nouwen, 2001.