Sunday November 28, 2021 is the first Sunday in Advent. There are four Sundays in the Advent season, and we will light an additional candle each Sunday until we light the fifth and final candle, the Christ Candle, on Christmas Eve. “The mood of advent is best expressed as one of longing for deliverance from oppression coupled with anticipation of the coming of the Messiah. It is a season of prayer. One of the most beautiful traditions of Advent is the lighting of the advent wreath, the candles signifying that God’s Son is the Light of the World. On this First Sunday, we light the candle of Hope because we hope for a Savior. “
This information was taken from The Story of the Advent Wreath written by Rev. Frans A. Victorson.
This year Bethany will have its annual “Hanging of the Greens” service on Saturday, November 27, at 9:30 am. This is a departure from our traditional day and time. We will decorate our sanctuary with the symbols of the season and in fellowship. After the majority of the decorating is complete, we will have a worship service led by Christine Beeman and Melissa Watson. Then we will meet in the fellowship hall for soup and sandwiches. Please plan on participating. There is much work to be done and many blessings to be shared.
This video of Rev. Bennett joined again by Rev. Osgood is a summary of 1 Samuel 1-24 read during the week beginning November 21and Preview of 1 Samuel 25-31 & 2 Samuel 1-18 that we will be reading beginning November 28.