Though you may have begun listening to Christmas music in September, the Advent season is now upon us. Advent simply means coming or arrival. Advent is a season in which the church anticipates and celebrates the coming of Jesus at Christmas.
Is there any better season of the year?
Over the next 4 Sundays, our Advent series will focus on the indestructible hope found in Jesus. We look back to numerous promises of the OT that have been fulfilled in Christ. Our hope in Jesus Christ is not wishful thinking! It is certain and it is enduring. It is everlasting and unbreakable. It is indescructible.
Along with our sermon series, you should have received a card on the way in. It lays out several days to help us enjoy this season together.
- December 6—Our annual Lessons and Carols service. 10am. A morning filled with traditional carols and Scripture readings.
- December 10—Prepare Him Room Concert. Led by several musicians from Sovereign Grace Music. It will be an evening of Christmas music and warm community. Best of all, FREE for all ages.
- December 13—All kids will join us for corporate worship, as well as special kids message from our very own Tim Lutts!
- December 24—Finally, on the eve of Christmas Eve, we will gather for a candlelight service. It has become a beloved tradition. 5-6 pm.
Also, I want to highlight a few resources:
Prepare Him Room CD -- 14 old and new songs that help celebrate the birth of our Savior. We'll be singing many of these songs on Sunday mornings during Advent.
Prepare Him Room devotional – by Marty Machowski. Along with the cd, a 4-week family devotional with scriptures, crafts, and other ideas for families to celebrate Advent. This guide lays out devotions for 5-days/week during Advent season.
In addition, if you want to get an early start on your Christmas shopping, here are two others CDs worth your money.