This week we begin our celebration of Advent. Advent is something that is far too mysterious for many of us, especially for those of us who haven't grown up with this a part of our church life. But Advent is a time of preparation for Christians. We prepare for Christmas every year with shopping, decorating, caroling and the like. But Advent invites us to slow down from the hustle of the season and prepare our hearts and souls for the coming of Christ.
The prophet Isaiah had a lot to say about preparing for the coming of the Messiah King and we will explore select writings in that book for our Advent time this year. Join us this Sunday and make worship, both personal and public a part of your Christmas preparations this year. We'll see you Sunday at 10 am as we begin our series "Immanuel".