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Advent Begins - Virtual Worship Nov 29 at 9:30 AM

posted Nov 27, 2020, 3:16 PM by Lee Church   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 3:33 PM ]
Join us for worship on November 29, at 9:30AM. We begin our journey through Advent this Sunday. Our focus is on Hope.

Meditation on Community Life: The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath, which in recent years has been adopted enthusiastically as a congregational ritual during public worship, actually began as an at-home devotional practice. As we worship virtually, we encourage your households to create an Advent Wreath in your own particular style and preferences. 

An Advent wreath has 5 candles arranged in a circle.  Candles may be tapers, or pillars:
           3 blue or purple, lit on 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays
           1 rose or pink, lit on 3rd Sunday
           1 white or gold, placed in the center, to be lit on Christmas Eve. 

Or, fully embracing this time of change and emergence, you can adapt the wreath candles to colors that are special to you, signify the rainbow of diversity in our worlds, or just make you smile!

Surround the candles with evergreen boughs, or other decorative elements that speak to the season of the year. You may want to hold off on the reds and greens of Christmas; Advent is a celebration of anticipation, waiting, getting ready.

 Each week of Advent you may want to light the Advent wreath, lighting the appropriate candles, and reading scriptures and/or prayers from the Advent devotional resources.  This can be a moment to help you and/or your family reflect on the year past, with its trauma and displacements, in light of the scriptures that call us to faithfully get ready for a new moment in the coming of Christ.

Happy New Year as we enter into a new season in Christ!

Our service is streamed live on Pastor Larry's 'Larry Brickner-Wood' Facebook page, starting at 9:15 AM and will be posted right after the service on our Lee Church Congregational Facebook page.  Pastor Larry's page is   https://www.facebook.com/larry.bricknerwood and the Church page is   https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Church-Congregational-1381627758748473/ 

Links to the bulletin are posted below in both a scrolling version to read on your device and a print version which prints two pages per sheet of paper.  

To access the scrolling version to read on your device visit

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RnD_k6afJWk__A4Wh4GiJfzYW3UmaBk/view?usp=sharing  

To print the bulletin at home (prints two pages per sheet of paper) visit

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDR_7eUXGBpmUK4efyAaJTTPwd7hNHVG/view?usp=sharing

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