Advent is the beginning of the church year observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. (Advent is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”.) In this advent season, we prepare for the coming of Christ by nesting Hope, making Peace, sharing Joy, and manifesting Love in the world.
Jesus says, “Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.” The followers of Jesus Christ must be on the watch for that “day” by living our days conveying and nesting hope for the people living in a world filled with fear and uncertainty.
How do you prepare for the coming Christ, the Prince of Peace, so that Christmas truly becomes a life-affirming, joy-filled, Love abound miracle of God that shines bright all around us even in the darkest of dark December? We work to make peace by comforting and speaking tenderly to all in our relations.
Based on text: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Prophet Isaiah declares Jubilee, “year of the Lord’s favor” to the Israelites. The Jubilee is a giant do-over; you get a second chance. Jesus goes deeper. For Jesus, it’s a do-over world, every day. He says to forgive seventy times seven – to forgive always. Jesus calls us to share joy to the world by living the life of do-overs, the life of forgiveness.
Based on: Luke 1:26-38
God’s angel visited the Virgin Mary and offered her God’s favour to bear the Son of God. Once she accepted the favour, she had to endure much hardship. That is how God’s miracle usually works – to benefit many through the suffering of one. In this and every Christmas season, we are called by God to manifest Love for the world. It requires much courage from us and willingness to endure hardship.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 7 PM
Family Service & Pageant
Enjoy The Christmas Story voiced by Knox young people, singing familiar Christmas Carols and the lighting of the Christ Candle on the Advent Wreath
CHRISTMAS EVE – 10 PM
December 27, 2020
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Candle Light & Communion Service
Carol Singing, Communion, a Christmas Meditation with Rev Dr Richard Chung, special music by featured soloist Molly Boritt and Candle lighting highlight this traditional Christmas Eve service.
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