Behold: Opening to Wonder Advent 2022

Consider some of our most well-known and treasured Advent and Christmas scriptures:

Behold, a star…
Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son…
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…

Behold is a biblical way of arresting our attention, often with energetic and joyful anticipation! In essence, and often through the voices of divine messengers, it enthusiastically proclaims: “Look! “Watch!,” or “Wait for it…!” Indeed, behold! This simple invitation is a gift in a world cast down with increasing anxiety and foreboding.

When we open and give ourselves to wonder, amidst it all, we leave room for God to enter in—to surprise us, to blow our minds with breathtaking views of our galaxy, to melt our hearts with awe and delight at a newborn child. This season, let’s embrace this invitation together. Let’s take time to pause amidst the busyness, to look up and look in, and to behold!

Behold, for God is always doing a new thing!  In worship and in community, let’s look, watch, and wait for it together!


advent dates for your calendar

Sunday, November 27
Advent 1

11:00 a.m.  Hybrid Morning Worship, Lexi Boudreaux, preaching

12:15 p.m.  Advent Workshop, Margaret Jewett Hall

Sunday, December 4
Advent 2

9:30 a.m.     Adult Formation: Advent Reflection on the Psalms, Harter Room and via Zoom

11:00 a.m.  Hybrid Morning Worship, Dan Smith, preaching

12:30 p.m.  Fall Congregational Meeting, Margaret Jewett Hall

Saturday, December 10

5:30 p.m.     Women’s Community Advent Dinner, Home of Alex Steinert-Evoy

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Sunday, December 11
Advent 3

9:30 a.m.      Adult Formation: Advent Reflection on the Psalms, Harter Room and via Zoom

11:00 a.m.   Hybrid Morning Worship, Special Music Sunday, Carlyle Stewart, preaching

12:15 p.m.   Alternative Christmas Fair, Margaret Jewett Hall

Sunday, December 18
Advent 4

9:30 a.m.     Adult Formation: Advent Reflection on the Psalms, Harter Room and via Zoom

11:00 a.m.   Hybrid Morning Worship, Multigenerational UnPageant

12:15 p.m.   Christmas Cookie Swap and Reception for Jaz Buchanan, Margaret Jewett Hall

12:30 p.m.   Youth Group:  Christmas Gift Swap, Library

3:00 p.m.      Seraphim Singers Christmas Concert, Sanctuary