Prepare the way of the Lord! We open the Advent season with our Hanging of the Greens service where we discover the significance of the decorations and symbols in our sanctuary–the Advent candles, evergreens, Chrismon tree, nativity, and poinsettias–and how they all point to the Christ of Christmas.
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.