The season of Advent is upon us. There’s a difference in the air. Do you see it? Can you feel it? Anticipation…of what is to come, of what is waiting for us to discover. Will we slow down to see it, hear it and be changed by it?
“The wonder keeps us open-eyed, expectant, alive to life that is always more than we can account for, that always exceeds our calculations, that is always beyond anything we can make.”
~Eugene Peterson, God With Us
Everyone is welcome tomorrow to our Christmas Advent Celebration. It begins at 4:00pm with an Advent activity for the whole family. Then at 5:30pm, a light supper will be served, leading into the evening Christmas celebration program at 6:45pm. We hope that you can join us for the whole event, but come as you are able. Also, if you or your children have made any works of art or creative expressions for this event, please bring them with you. We would love to display them and to celebrate your creativity.
This Sunday brings us to the 1st Sunday of Advent – a Sunday that begins our waiting, anticipation and expectation for what is to come. We’ll be starting the service with a ‘Children’s Nativity Processional’. If your child would like to take part in this, please have them meet in the foyer before the service begins. The service will continue with songs of praise, readings, scripture & prayers. During the offering time, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food for those in our community that are struggling to have enough to eat. (We’ll be doing this throughout the entire advent season.) A message from God’s word, sharing together at the Lord’s Table and fellowshipping downstairs will complete a beautiful 1st Sunday of Advent.
We hope that you and your family will be able to join us this weekend.
Have a blessed weekend!