Join us for Advent Worship
December 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2017
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017, is the first Sunday of “Advent,” a word that means “coming.” In the church, we pace this season of the four Sundays before Christmas, hearing again the hopeful message of the prophets, experiencing the breathless yearning of the Israelites waiting for a Messiah. We hear again the story of the angel coming to Zechariah, to Mary, and to Joseph, proclaiming that a child will be born who will be called “Son of God.” We sing the song “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” with longing, not because we seek a Messiah yet to come to the world, but because the Christ has come and we long for him to come to us again.
The quiet pace of Advent is in direct contrast to the bustling commercialism of the secular holidays. As the world around us becomes saturated with Hallmark Christmas movies, holiday music, decorations, parties, and shopping, the church remains a sanctuary …a sacred space in which we choose to await the birth of the holy child.
We hope that you will join us this Advent season. Our Sunday morning worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.