I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of gratitude and giving! And Blessings to you as we begin Advent – again! Advent marks the new year in the Church’s calendar calling us to wait. It is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the incarnation of the divine One who has already come. Advent is both a memory – Christ has come – and a hope – Christ will come again and again. We remember and we hope so that we may fully embrace “the new thing” prophesied by Isaiah that God is doing among us right now!
As it does every year, the gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent gives us a version of the “little apocalypse,” in which we hear Jesus’ words about what will happen at the end of time. Stay awake, we hear Jesus say as we cross the threshold into Advent once again. In this season that is both ancient and new, may we stay awake, opening our eyes and hearts to what these weeks will hold as Christ draws near to us.
With you in Christ,
We have many offerings this Advent and Christmas season. I’ve listed some highlights below. Please pick up our Advent & Christmas Brochure for more details.
Sunday, December 3rd
9:30 Sunday school: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
11:00 First Sunday of Advent Worship with Communion
The Boots Hahs Alternative Gift Market
Saturday, December 9th
PCLT Christmas Party at Claire and Peter’s home
Sunday, December 10th
9:30 Sunday school: O Come, O come Emmanuel
11:00 Second Sunday of Advent Worship with Communion
5:00 p.m. Contemplative Communion Service
Sunday, December 17th
9:30 Sunday school: In the Bleak Midwinter
11:00 Third Sunday of Advent Worship with Communion
Christmas Joy Offering
Sunday, December 24th
5:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE LESSONS & CAROLS
One Service Only