The Glory of Advent

Advent is a season of waiting and longing, but it’s also a season of celebration and hope. As we crawl into winter, days get shorter, and we feel the cold of our need closing in. This is the setting Advent, but not its plot line. The story of Advent begins with glory lost and Savior needed, but it presses on toward “the sun of righteousness [rising over us] with healing in his wings.”

“…Long lay the world in sin and error pining, 
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, 
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”

Like the sunrise breaking out over the dawn, Christ’s glory breaks into our frail and fractured world. This Advent we are contemplating and celebrating glory that comes to remake us. Christ who makes all things new, renews and restores us, so that his glory will be known in us.

Our sermons on Sunday mornings and in our Christmas Eve service will focus on the Glory of the Incarnation:

Glory Expected, Glory Sent, Glory Embodied, Glory Reclaiming, Glory Arrives.

Our gathered worship begins at 9a every Sunday, and our Christmas Eve service will begin at 6p on Monday, Dec 24.