Advent I – Hope

Categories: Church,Church Seasons


In church Sunday morning the children were asked what they saw that was different in the sanctuary. One youngster immediately pointed to a banner on the chancel wall: “Hope”. Another acknowledged the Advent wreath with its candles.

At home, some families use Advent calendars, utilizing various ways of counting down the days to Christmas. Advent is a time of anticipation. We await the coming of Christ…

Hope is our focus on the first Sunday of Advent.  “We wait in hope … for God to be revealed … for God to come down.”

(Anthem: “Come, Child of Light”, Lloyd Larson)

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