Sunday December 3rd is the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a new church year, and the beginning of the preparation time for Christmas. It’s time for waiting, time for preparing, time for reflection. It’s not Christmas yet – whatever the commercial hype may tell you. It’s getting ready for the Saviour of the World, for the breaking in of God’s kingdom to his creation. Don’t be distracted by shopping and getting the turkey ordered: these are good, as is sharing family and friendship time at Christmas. But we are getting ready to celebrate Jesus’ birthday in a little over three weeks’ time.
Serives for this Advent Sunday in our benefice:
09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow
10:30 Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven
16:30 Christingle at St Mary, Stottesdon – featuring Christingles made by Rea class in school, and children leading us in a Christingle song!