This Advent season we will be studying Advent in the Epistles: Christmas Letters. Andy started us off this past Sunday! We’ve also developed an advent guide to go along with that. They are available to pick up in the church foyer or church office. You can also download the PDF at www.WesternAvenue.org/advent.
Advent means coming. Christ has come and is coming again. During this season, we focus our hearts and minds on his coming. Let’s celebrate his arrival as a baby at Christmas, as we also anticipate his coming again in glory.
If you have ever received a letter in the mail, you know the excitement that comes with it. Someone took time to sit down and write to you. Christmas time is a great time to send and receive letters. Some friends send life updates, some send pictures, and others may send a simple card to let you know they are thinking of you during the holidays.
This Christmas season, on Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will look at various passages found in the Epistles (the Letters). These were letters written to churches to teach, encourage, and proclaim the good news of Jesus. In the same way, we want to teach, encourage, and proclaim the gospel to you and your family with this sermon series.
In addition to the sermons, you will find short devotions written by people in our church. The encouragement to you and your family will also come from the Epistles. We hope these devotions will greatly encourage you and your family throughout the Christmas season.
Schedule for Advent Devotions
1: November 27 – December 3
Susan Upp & David Nash
2: December 4 - December 11
Jennifer Combs & David Moss
3: December 11 - December 17
Corrina Stewart & Jeff Durham
4: December 18 - December 24
Katie Hatchet & Hannah Pickering
There are two devotional readings for you and your family each week. May they serve to focus your heart and thoughts on the coming of Jesus. Each reading is followed by a prompt for prayer.
We encourage you to read these with your family as a part of your family worship time. You could also gather with friends to pray and focus on who Jesus is and what Christmas truly means – celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.