Christmas is coming!
In Sunday morning church worship, we prepare for Christmas in the season called “Advent”. The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is a season to prepare for the coming of Christ in various meanings: the promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews, the coming of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, the promised return of the risen Christ in final victory, and the continual coming of Christ into the lives and hearts of believers. (umc.org)
And how will we prepare? By looking at some of our favorite Christmas hymns. Each Sunday, we’ll focus on a hymn and prepare for Christmas Day. We will examine “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “O Holy Night”, “What Child is This”, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”, “Silent Night”, and “Go Tell it on the Mountain”. And evoke what makes Christmas so special as we remember the… “Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight; glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!”
Because of Jesus