Liturgical colour: Blue/Violet
Happy New Church Year!
Advent begins with the First Sunday of Advent, at the end of November or the beginning of December. This is the beginning of the church year. There are always four Sundays of Advent, before Christmas, whether Christmas day falls on a weekday or a Sunday. The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’. During this time we look forward to our Lord’s coming as a human baby at Bethlehem and also to his final coming as king at the end of time. We also remember his continual coming to his people in his word and sacraments. Advent is therefore a time of waiting, preparing, and hoping. This involves both repentance and joyful anticipation.
International Day of People with Disability, 3 December
For a wide range of resources including worship resources to mark this occasion, please go to www.lca.org.au/ccs-resources365