The first Sunday of the Advent season is November 29. Advent is the official beginning of the “worship year” in the Christian calendar. It is a season of preparation and waiting for the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah. We celebrate his first coming – our Saviour, born in a manger. We expectantly look for his appearance in our lives today. And, our hearts are drawn to the future as we long for his final returning when he comes again.
There are many stories that compete for our attention and allegiance in this season. There is only one Light, one real story, that has the power to transform our lives and our world. This is what we’re reaching for.
This year we are going to enter the true story of Christmas together. We have a small devotional gift for you! It’s a little booklet entitled “The Light that Leads Us Home”. It contains weekly scriptures and a short thought you can read by yourself, or with others. We will be handing them out this Sunday, November 22. You can get one from an usher or at the info table. If you’re going to be in the kid’s area, Jodi will distribute them to you. Our hope is that they will enrich this season of preparation for you and those you celebrate with.
Blessings as we enter this season of waiting, anticipation and preparation together!