Advent and Angels

Happy New Year. A new church year starts this Sunday, December 2. Instead of keeping time around the sun, or moon, or stars, the church keeps time around the life of Jesus Christ and His church. The first season of the year is Advent. During this season we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas.

One way we go about preparing our hearts for Christmas is by adopting the use of a daily devotion. This year you can find such a daily devotion on The Family of Faith Facebook account. The devotional series is called “Angels in Advent”. Each day you will receive one video devotion about what the Bible has to say about angels. These one-minute devotions will serve to prepare us to more fully understand the celebration of the heavenly hosts before the shepherds as it occurred on that first Christmas night.

A second way we prepare our hearts for Christmas is by gathering on Wednesday night, December 5, for a special Advent Worship Service, at 7 PM. There is also a soup-supper that same evening at 6 PM. All are welcome.

A third way we prepare our hearts for Christmas is by decorating our church. You are invited to join our Decoration Party this Saturday, December 1, from 9 AM to Noon, at The Family of Faith -Copperfield.

May the Holy Spirit work through His Word and Sacrament to prepare our hearts for the joy of Christmas this year.

-Pastor Doug

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