Advent is Coming

Advent is a season observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”.

Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before December 25.

 The season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

In addition to the blessing of the Advent wreath each Sunday this year we have planned several special events to mark the season of preparation for the miracle of Christmas.

Sunday, December 8. The regular services will feature a children’s time and we especially invite families with children to attend.

Sunday, December 22. A special luncheon will be served following the morning services. Everyone is invited to join in a time of carol singing and munching on Christmas pastries and other goodies.