WATCHING & WAITING FOR GOD: The Season of Advent
WHAT IS ADVENT?
The word Advent means "coming." In Advent we wait in the darkness before the dawn (so we use dark blue to represent this). It's like sitting vigil on behalf of the world, patiently holding and gently lifting up our hearts, and the world's pain and longing, to God, trusting God to come in. It is the church holding space on behalf of the whole world, in a state of "contagious patience."
As people who believe there is more going on than we can see, we wait and pay attention, we watch in trust and honesty, for the fullness of God's hope, peace, joy and love to be revealed in real, actual life. No matter how things look at any given moment, God is still at work, bringing salvation. We said the first Sunday, the Sunday of hope, that hope is "openness to the future that does not come later." In Advent we seek to live with contagious patience in that openness for God to meet us here.
(Both quotes from Br. David Steindl-Rast)
Come, Lord Jesus!
ADVENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Join us in Advent worship on Zoom Sundays at 10 am, and on Christmas Eve, December 24, 4:30 pm. RSVP for the zoom link.