Sunday, November 29th is the first Sunday in Advent, the liturgical season which leads toward Christmas. The hymns and liturgy lift up the theme of watching, waiting, and mystery that mark the early entry of Advent.
The sacrament of communion is served at all of the services this day. The lectionary scriptures remind us of the words of Jeremiah about waiting, and Jesus own words which say “watch!”
Rev. John DeBevoise is preaching in the traditional services in the Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11. Hymns include “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, and we will light the first Advent Candle.
Rev. DeBevoise is also preaching a sermon entitled “Hope” at 9am in The Connection (Contemporary Service). At that service, the Praise Band will lead music, with songs including “Angels We Have Heard On High.”
The Vespers Service at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel is a special Vespers Service of Remembrance. (A service intending to bring comfort to those experiencing grief or pain as we enter the Advent and Christmas Season.) It is a quiet service that utilizes scripture readings, contemplation, and prayer. It lasts about half an hour.
All services this Sunday include the sacrament of Communion.
The Sabbath kicks off Saturday evening at Bel-Mar Presbyterian where Rev. Michael Peacock leads a casual, family-friendly service.
We look forward to worshipping with you this weekend!