The Advent season is upon us, a time when we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. This special season is full of familiar stories – from the family anecdotes that get told over and over again, to the holiday movie classics we watch year after year, to the well-known stories of scripture repeated each Advent. The four main characters in the Advent story, Mary, Joseph, Zechariah and Elizabeth, each had their own unique way of preparing for the first Christmas. This Advent, we will focus on the scenes in scripture that tell their story, revealing to us how we, too, are invited into the narrative and become a part of the Christmas scene. Invite a friend to join us for worship as we experience the joy and excitement that Christ brings to us through the Scenes of the Season.
To accompany our Advent journey, we have created a daily calendar with simple reflections and activities as well as a weekly devotional booklet. The booklet includes weekly candle lightings if you are setting up an Advent wreath at home, as well as devotions written by St. John’s member, Darlene Dickson, which connect our scenes from scripture with some of the Christmas movies we all love to watch this time of year. Copies are available at the church.
Download our 2022 Advent weekly devotional booklet.
Download our 2022 Advent daily reflection calendar.