This Sunday we begin the season of Advent – where one candle breaks through the darkness on our Advent Wreath. Our theme this year is “Angels Among Us,” as we hear first the story of Zechariah, visited by Gabriel, a winged messenger of God. The angel says, “Don’t be afraid!” to Zechariah and Elizabeth as the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and a new age dawns. Are we ready this week to speak hope to our world, our country, our community, our church and our families? For a new age to dawn in us?
Scripture: Luke 1: 5-25; 57-80