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Unwrapping the Gifts of Advent – The Gift of Hope
December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9am – Classical Worship
11am – Contemporary Worship
Hope in a Hectic World
It feels odd that the Gospel lesson doesn’t sound promising but rather fearful and full foreboding. The Gospel reading begins with apocalyptic words from Jesus. By beginning Advent this way, we are told that the incarnation is about more than the birth of the baby Jesus. In Advent, the entire cosmos is caught up with portentous signs and wonders. The language is a rather poetic, extravagantly metaphorical way of proclaiming: in this rather fearful time, the faithful are to take heart and raise their heads because redemption is near.
Next week, December 9 – The Gift of Peace