It is a special Sunday in worship this week. Continuing our Return to Wonder theme, our choir will lead us through the seven O Antiphon chants. These chants have been around since as early as the 8th Century and their text calls upon the ways Christ has fulfilled the Old Testament hopes for a Messiah. Through chants and corresponding visuals, we will focus on Jesus, Emmanuel – God with us. It is sure to feel as though the ancient songs of our ancestors in the faith are wrapping around us and bolstering us on our journey.
Our children will also offer a telling of the nativity story with a Christmas pageant. And following worship, you are invited to enjoy cider and treats on the front lawn and to stick around for Back to the Barn, a community event to expose children to the wonders of Christ’s birth story with a petting zoo and pony rides.
It has been a joy to Return to Wonder with you this Advent. I look forward to our time together this Sunday.