Join us as we begin our celebration of the Advent Season. The word ‘Advent’ is from the Latin ‘Adventus,’ which means ‘coming.’ Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Birth of Our Lord is celebrated.
The season also celebrates Christ’s anticipated coming again in the fullness of time to rule triumphantly over life in heaven and earth.
If Christ is to come more fully into our lives this Christmas, we should take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth, we should slow down, be still and through reflection and prayer make our hearts a place where a blessing of Peace and Love will live.
The Lighting of the Advent Candles 10:00am
HOPE …. December 1
Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently
PEACE … December 8
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
JOY ….. December 15
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
LOVE ….. December 22
John 13:34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
December 18 7:00pm Singing of The Carols
Psalm 95:1-2 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.