Advent is a season of four weeks including four Sundays. Advent derives from the Latin word Adventus, which means coming. The season proclaims the coming of the Christ whose birth we prepare to celebrate once again, who comes continually in Word and Spirit, and whose return in final victory we anticipate. Each year Advent calls the community of faith to prepare for these comings; historically, the season was marked by fasts for preparation. Each Sunday of Advent has its distinctive theme: Christ’s coming in final victory (First Sunday), John the Baptist (Second and Third Sundays), and the events immediately preceding the birth of Jesus Christ (Fourth Sunday). Each Sunday of Advent a candle is lighted along with a scripture reading. The purple candles represent repentance. The pink candle symbolizes joy. The white candle is the Christ candle lighted on Christmas day.
During the month of October 2018 Center Grove Church will be conducting our 2018 fall prayer and consecration. Consecration is a time of setting ourselves apart so that God through the anointing of the Holy Spirit will speak His perfect will to us. Through prayer, repentance and sacrifice we reflect and examine ourselves seeking God’s direction, guidance and blessing. Through self-denial we grow closer to God as we seek to strengthen our relationship with Him. Each day during the month (excluding Sunday) has selected scripture readings and prayer guides that we are asked to follow. Sunday will be a day of Sabbath rest so that we can be rejuvenated for the journey.
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