December 5, 2021 WorshipEvan R Smith2021-12-04T11:41:19-05:00
Welcome to our online worship for Sunday, December 5th. We’re so happy you’ve chosen to worship with us either live at 10:30 a.m. or at a time of your later convenience. The word “Advent” means “Coming.” We are preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord. While Advent has a tendency to get minimized these days, as people are, in many ways, rushing the arrival of Christmas, the observance of Advent was not always this way. In the past, people observed Advent much as we do the season of Lent: as a time of penitence and purity, as a time to prepare oneself for the upcoming holy season. In this message Pastor Evan thinks about the role of such purity and penitence in our own Advent observance now.