Upon arrival, Jesus didn't show up with Christmas presents, decorations or dinner. What did he bring? What is he bringing today?
November 29 - Hope (Ryan Bedwell)
December 6 - Peace (Reuben Kramer)
December 13 - Love (Joanne Knight)
Decemebr 20 - Joy (Luke Knight)
December 24 - Christmas Eve (Doug Smith) 3PM, 4:15PM, 5:30PM, 6:45PM
Advent means arrival and is intended to help us look backward as well as forward. We look backward and celebrate Jesus’ arrival as a baby in a manger, and look forward to his return in glory when he’ll make all things new.
Advent is extra-biblical meaning it was established through Church tradition to help Christians focus on and grow in their faith. Advent themes are: hope, peace, love and joy, and are accompanied each year by the Lectionary's recommended readings. The Lectionary is a collection of readings from the Bible that the global Church uses in worship.
You can celebrate Advent through the readings by following the link below. We’ve also added a handful of other links with ideas about how to celebrate Advent well.
Lectionary (Sunday readings)
Book of Common Prayer (Daily readings)