Sunday, December 02, 2018

First Sunday in Advent -- December 2

Today is the first Sunday in Advent.  We have a tradition in this house that there is the lighting of the candle(s), followed by a simple meal and reading of Bible scripture.

We also start opening our advent calendar that my friend Mary sends us.  She is so special and so thoughtful -- I just love that she does this every year.

All the decor is done, the shopping is finished, the meal is planned, the scripture set out.  I am excited.

The first candle is purple -- it is the candle of Hope to remind us that Jesus is coming.

The scripture we will read is Romans 15: 12-13.

The church will be beautifully decked out this morning and the message will be clear.  The message of hope. 

I just love advent.