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: “Come, Lord Jesus!”
The season of Advent. Some may wonder what’s so important about this time. Many consider the season following Thanksgiving to be “the Christmas season” already. They don’t know the importance of these precious weeks leading up to Jesus’ birth.
The word Advent literally means “coming” or “arrival.” When related to Christmas, it has to do with the coming of Jesus Christ. During Advent, we eagerly wait and prepare our hearts for the celebration of his birth AND the time when he comes again.
Jesus is our King . . . our Judge . . . our Messiah . . . and our Immanuel. He needed to be all of these things to guarantee our salvation. He needed to be true God capable of accomplishing these things and also true man able to experience them as one of us. Because he became all of these, we know what to expect when he returns. Our triumphant King will gather all those he loves, saved, and who believe in him as Savior to be with him forever in heaven.
Because of this, we can confidently and joyfully say, Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
This corresponds with the worship planning resource in Year A of the Foundation Resource provided by WELS Congregational Services.