What a great week. I love Thanksgiving week. Yesterday evening we had our annual family turkey/chicken fry at Lisa’s mom and dad’s house in Irving. It is a great way to kick off Thanksgiving. Nothing blew up or caught fire, and we had great family time and left with some good fried bird to get us primed for “The Bird” or “Ham” on Thursday.
I hope you are having a great week. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. What is advent? Glad you asked?
The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. There are four Sundays of the Advent Season. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on Christmas Eve (Dec 24). Each Sunday we will light an Advent Candle and read the Scripture that goes with the topic of the week.
This year I am doing an advent season teaching series. “The Gifts of Advent”
- November 27 —- Hope When I Feel Like Giving Up
- December 4 —- Love Is What I Need the Most
- December 11 —- Joy When Life Is Hard
- December 18 —- Peace When My World Is Closing In
- December 25 —- Midnight Christmas Eve Service 11:30PM – 12:15AM
I hope if you are in town you will join us this Sunday. Who are you going to invite to church? Your unchurched friends are thinking about God and church this time of year more than any other. Surveys say that 9 out of 10 people would go to church if a friend invited them. Who are you going to invite?