Advent Worship Series: The Women
December 1, 2019-January 5, 2020
The stories of Advent and Christmas are not just about the birth of Jesus.
They are also woven through with the stories of women. Mary in her youth. Elizabeth in her older years. The prophet Anna living long enough to witness God’s gift of Wisdom in her manifestation. Advent in fact is what happens to everyone’s story when God steps into our world. This Advent we will listen to the stories of the women, and grow in our understandings of the ways women and Wisdom have shaped our lives and our world. We will name the power and insight we can claim for our own lives when God shows up, and we recognize the Christ, born anew in us.
This year, Advent begins on December 1. As we prepare for this season, we have included a calendar of events. Throughout the season, we will focus our attention on the stories of women who appear in the birth narratives of the gospels, and the ways those stories inform, inspire, and strengthen our faith journey.
In anticipation of this season, you are invited to participate in creating liturgical art as a community. Using photos, drawings, stories, quotes, etc, describe on your section of the image the woman or women who have influenced you personally or the world around us. Each Sunday through November 10 the liturgical arts ministry will be at the narthex tables to hand out blank shapes and collect those you have decorated. We will also be there on Sunday, November 17, which is the final day to collect your decorated section of this image.
In December, as we enter the Advent season, we will have a weekly devotional available on our church website, our weekly email, and our weekly bulletin, designed to encourage us on our inner journey. These devotions will be appropriate for use with Advent Candles.
Join us in this season of waiting and wondering.
December 1, 1st Sunday of Advent
- Advent Potluck Breakfast
- Superfluity Christmas items sale
December 8, 2nd Sunday of Advent
- Offering of Gifts & Christmas Families
December 15, 3rd Sunday of Advent
- Advent Workshop
December 24, Christmas Eve
- Worship services at 5pm, 8pm, 11pm