During Advent, we are full of eager expectation, waiting and preparing for the coming King. As the liturgical colors change from green to purple, the color of royalty, we declare: “Come King Jesus. We watch and wait for you. We prepare our hearts for your coming. Open our eyes to your daily presence. Establish your reign upon the earth. Come quickly, we pray, to put this world to rights.”
We have two Advent biggies this weekend.
Our Parish Quiet Day this Saturday is an Advent rhythm to help us watch and wait for our longed-for Messiah. This is a great opportunity to live counter to the cultural frenzy that characterizes this month. Whether you come for the whole or part of the experience, I hope you’ll join us this Saturday to recapture sacred time, in quietness and solitude, and with tenacious hope. Details below.
Next, the Ceili and Men’s Chili Cook-off is this Sunday, an annual highlight. We’ll have live Celtic music, a bagpiper and an array of chili so good, it’ll set you free. Men of Christ Church, rise up and claim your inheritance. Sign up here to participate.
Bring a friend, everyone. This is a great opportunity to bring someone who does not know Christ or have a church home.
P.S. Did you notice that we prayed for nonbelievers in our West Campus neighborhood last Sunday? We are praying, by neighborhood, for those who are far from Christ. We will also be praying during Advent for the neighborhood of our property under contract, for the neighborhoods of our own homes, and for the neighborhood of Church of Christ our Peace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.