Christmas lights are already going up around town. Soon the season will be in full swing and we might easily find ourselves pulled in all directions. The lights around our community and neighborhoods remind us of many things – the sparkle of the season, the hope of Christmas, the possibility of joyful gatherings, seasons past, and even the very light of Christ.
What do the lights mean for you?
During Advent, the sanctuary worship sermon series will focus on “The Light of Christmas.” Each Sunday we will join in the lighting of the Advent candle, read traditional Advent scriptures and sing songs that will guide us towards the one true light that conquers all darkness and gives us the light of eternity, Jesus Christ.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to participate in our Advent search for the Light of Christmas. It will provide resources for prayer, reflection, and capturing images of inspiring seasonal lights.
Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year and historically was a season of profound spiritual growth as followers of Christ spent time in prayer, study of scripture and self-reflection. Please be sure and purchase your copy of “The Light of Lights,” available at church for $7. Let this Upper Room devotional resource be your guide through Advent and a time to reclaim the real significance of the season that leads to the birth of Christ.
November 30 – First Sunday of Advent – Candle of Hope
Mark 13:32-37 Ready, Set, Wait
December 7 – Second Sunday of Advent – Candle of Love
Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8 It’s Not as Easy as it Looks
December 14 – Third Sunday of Advent – Candle of Joy
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Finding Joy When It is So Dark
December 21 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Candle of Peace
8:15 and 9:30 – Handel’s Messiah
11:00 – Unspeakable Joy – A Service of Lessons & Carols
December 24 – Christmas Eve
Luke 2:1-20 “The Light of Lights”