This Sunday, December 2, we begin our Advent journey. Advent is a time to wait and reflect upon our need for a savior to bring light and hope into a broken and hurting world.
During the next four Sundays, we will explore the birth of Jesus through the eyes of the various characters in the story. For the first Sunday of Advent, we will take a close look at Mary’s perspective on the news that she received from the angel Gabriel. Imagine how Mary felt when she learned that she would become the mother of Jesus. During the message, we will learn about the little town of Nazareth, the home of Mary. We will explore why God became incarnate in the place and in the family and circumstances as revealed in Luke’s gospel.
Last Sunday, I challenged everyone to read the first chapter of Luke prior to worship this week. Please pray for all aspects of worship at Grace and come to worship expecting to grow in faith and understanding. Invite a neighbor to church each week of Advent this year.
– Pastor Steve Hart