As we lit the first Advent candle... the Pastor read:
|My view from the choir loft during the prelude. Such a peaceful, beautiful Sunday morning. So thankful to be able to worship in God's house each week.|
And then the choir sang this to help begin the Advent Season.
A little later in the service the choir sang the following anthem:
"Christmas is coming...Let the Church bells ring..."
With the onset of the Advent Season, we are preparing our hearts to welcome the Christ Child at Christmas. But it is not necessarily so out there in the rest of the world. Sadly, Christmas has become "sanitized" as Christ has been removed from the commercialized version of Christmas, and has been replaced with cash.
Our scripture reading today tells of the current world view:
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,