Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Advent!

Advent, the first season of the church year, began yesterday with the first Sunday in Advent.  This week centers on HOPE.  Al Bennett read about Advent hope as Ann Bennett lit the Advent candle of hope in church yesterday.

Pastor Jim told us about this video, The Gift of Expectancy: Hiding Baby Jesus.  If you like to laugh, be inspired by new ways of celebration, and be filled with the true meaning of Christmas, check out this video on youtube:


After I viewed The Gift of Expectancy: Hiding Baby Jesus, I saw another short video called HOPE, part of the Advent Worship Collection. It's a short 1:37 video and worth the viewing, especially since it's the week of Advent Hope.

Advent Worship Collection: HOPE

Jeremiah 33:14-16 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel  and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth for David;  and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

That was their hope then.  What is your hope now?

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