The theme is 'God in himself and God as he chooses to reveal himself'.
I love Advent and the lead up to Christmas. I love Christmas Trees, and Christmas Cards, the dinners and parties, and all the celebrations.
Scrooge is not allowed in this household.
But above all, I love the Midnight Eucharist: On this most Holy Night ...
I am trying to persuade a brilliant singer I know and love to sing as part of the Christmas Night Eucharist. She is proving to be a bit of a shrinking violet at the moment, but I have four Sundays to persuade her ...
I hope you have a great Advent!
The Collect for the First Sunday of Advent
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.