Believe or not (and it truly is hard to believe) but Advent begins this Sunday. We’ve got a great service planned this Sunday at Southside. If you grew up in a non-liturgical church and wonder what Advent is all about or what all the symbols in the sanctuary mean, come this Sunday, worship with us, and learn all about this season of the church year we call Advent. It will great.
Here’s a prayer to help get us ready…
O God our Father, you have brought us again to the glad season when we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant that his Spirit may be born anew in our hearts this day and that we may joyfully welcome him to reign over us. Open our ears that we may hear again the angelic chorus of old. Open our lips that we, too, may sing with uplifted hearts. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward all; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
from The United Methodist Book of Worship
Grace and Truth,