The season of Advent begins Sunday, November 29th. It is also the beginning of a new church year with its emphasis on The One Who is Coming.
The O.T. Prophets told about the one who was coming to be the Messiah. This coming was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago.
In this Advent season we anticipate the coming of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus’ birth, who came so that we might be brought back into God’s family through his suffering, death and resurrection.
It is this Jesus who comes to us in this Advent season in his Word and Sacraments.
Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.
We are also reminded in this Advent season that the one who came is also the one who is coming back again to be the judge of all the living and the dead. In God’s grace, we look forward to Christ’s return and pray with the Apostle John, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Special Wednesday Services, 7:00 p.m. During the season of Advent we have special midweek services on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. It is easy to get so involved that the message and meaning of this time of year gets lost in the mess. Take time to join with others for these special Advent services.