The beginning of Advent
Advent is such a wonderful season. It's the season of beginnings. It begins a new church year and it's also a time of preparation for the mystery of Christmas, the wonder of God coming to be with us as a newborn child.
I am especially fond of the First Sunday of Advent because it marks the beginning of our relationship. This Sunday is our 8th anniversary and I am reminded afresh of how blessed I am to be your Rector. I look forward to all of the new things that God will do through Saint George's in liturgical year 2019!
This Sunday we will light the first candle of the Advent wreath, a symbol of hope and joyful expectation.
O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
Yours in Christ,