Advent by Candlelight is an event to help women focus on Christ during the busy holiday season. It can be designed as an outreach to the community or an opportunity to encourage believers. Through narration, readings, prayer, and music, Christ will shine as the Savior. Enjoy creating a beautiful ambiance, but know that the power is in the message of the Gospel.
New for this year: “The King Shall Come”
We are in the season of Advent, which means “coming.” When someone is coming over, what do you do? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. If it’s a good friend popping in for a quick visit, you don’t worry too much about how the house looks or serving a meal. But imagine the governor is coming over for an evening to give you some sort of citizen’s award. That’s a big deal. There is work to be done: deep cleaning, planning a menu, getting the yard looking its best, and so on.
So, is Advent a big deal? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. During Advent, we get the answer to that question. We see that our King, Jesus, is coming. We see why King Jesus came on that first Christmas and why he will come again on judgment day. In this season of Advent, we also cherish the way King Jesus comes to us today in his Word, establishing his reign in our hearts.
This corresponds with the worship planning resource in Year B of the Foundation Resource provided by WELS Congregational Services.