The word Advent comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit.” Advent is a season marked by three postures: waiting, anticipation, and preparation. It’s a time when followers of Jesus enter back into the ancient story of a people waiting for a king. It’s a season to appreciate the world for what it is, but also to allow ourselves to long for what it was created to be and to anticipate what it will one day become. During Advent, we give thanks for what God has done, but we also cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus.” As we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble room in Bethlehem, we also look forward and anticipate the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.
During this Advent season, as a community we will be using the lectionary. The lectionary is a collection of verses and themes compiled by the Church over the centuries. That means we’ll journey through the same passages as other churches across the globe. The lectionary grounds us in the tradition of the church and it displays solidarity and intentionality as we remind ourselves that we aren’t the first to walk this road of anticipation and preparation, and we won’t be the last.
Join us as we anticipate his presence, hope, restoration, and peace:
- SUNDAY SERMONS: See below to catch up on any you missed
- DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Check out our online daily advent devotion, or subscribe to have them sent to your inbox every morning.
- DEVOTIONAL BOOK: Pick up a printed devotional book on Sunday mornings or in the church office