The Season of Advent: Anticipation and Hope

img_3998The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the fourth and final Sunday of the Advent Season Dec. 18, at its morning worship service at 10:00 am. The Candles representing the Wonder of the Season, the Wonder of the Promise, the Wonder of the Message and the Wonder of Hope will be lit on the Advent wreath followed by a litany from the congregation and a choral response from the Senior Choir. The public is invited.

The service will feature a Christmas Pageant titled “Grandpa’s Tradition.” The story centers around Grandpa sharing the story of Jesus’s birth with his grandchildren. The pageant features a glowing Gabriel, Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem, shepherds watching over their flocks, wise men following that star in the East, multitudes of angels singing praises, and of course the baby Jesus laying in the manger.

The word Advent means ” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing, of hope. In a world that seldom slows, Advent is an opportunity to still our hearts and open our eyes to the wonder and majesty of the season.

If you are looking for an open and friendly place to celebrate Sunday morning worship, the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church welcomes you. Child Care is available during the service. For more information contact the church at 655-3191 or www.cazpres.org.

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