The season of Advent has begun. We began Advent with the Hanging of the Greens, and I hope that you found this service meaningful. It is fascinating to me to know the origin of so many traditions that we have today … to know where they come from and why they are important...

to know what they stand for. Remember that we haven ’ t used all of the symbols for the Christmas season yet … because it is Advent. I hope you noticed that the Creche was missing something Sunday. In fact, this piece of the Nativity will be missing until Christmas Eve. Placed between Mary and Joseph is an empty manger. 

Advent is a season of waiting, of expectation, of hope. Just as a child awaits Christmas morning to see what Santa has brought, so we too await Christ coming at Christmas. We must wait. But we wait with anticipation and hope. The wonderful part of our waiting for Christmas Eve is that we know what we will receive! Emmanuel! May you be anxious for Christmas Eve and the gift that we will receive, the coming of Christ. 

Please plan to be at each of the services offered this Advent and Christmastide: 

Dec. 10 – Morning Worship @ 10am 

Plum Pudding @ 6pm 

Dec. 17 - Morning Worship @ 10am 

Lessons and Carols @ 7pm 

Dec. 24 - Morning Worship @ 10am 

“ Christmas Eve ” @ 6 pm. 


May you be filled with anticipation, hope, and wonder this Advent Season. Grace and Peace, Dakota