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.
Lessons & Carols 2021
Each year in Advent, we gather together to hear the stories of Christmas and sing lively carols at our Lesson and Carols service.
This service will be at 10AM on Sunday, December 19th at 640 W Irving Park Road.
This service will also be available to stream online.
We hope you’ll join us for this festive service, and stay afterward to celebrate with coffee and treats!
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!
Morning Prayer & Brunch
On December 26th, we will NOT have a regular worship service. Instead, we will meet around the city in homes for morning prayer and brunch. If you would like to join one of these gatherings, sign up below by December 20th and we will match you with a host in your area.