The Season of Advent
Advent 2021 begins on November 28! This season marks the beginning of a new church calendar year. During Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) we anticipate the birth of Jesus. It is a time of expectation, in which we learn to hope in God and his promised Messiah.
However, as we look forward to Jesus’ birth we also remember that He promised to return. Advent is not only a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, but also to awaken anticipation for his second coming.
In this season, you will find our sanctuary decorated with purple fabric. Royal purple is the liturgical color for the Advent season and signifies that Jesus is the promised king, who began His rule in a manger in Bethlehem and will one day return to reign in glory.
Below are Devotionals for anyone who would like to enjoy daily Scripture readings throughout the season of Advent (Nov. 28 – Dec 25). These can be used with an Advent wreath or with a single large pillar candle. Enjoy!