Candles, increasing light each week in worship, the expectant darkness and then piercing candlelights on Christmas Eve...
each piece of Advent speaks to hope, expectation, new life and the love-filled promises of God to bring a
Saving Grace to be with us that is filled with peace and justice for all of Creation.
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."