Today we begin the season of Advent by lighting the first purple candle of the Advent wreath. This is the candle of hope. In this is the world in which we live, it is sometimes difficult to see the hope and peace and joy that Christ brings us. HE is our hope. During this Advent season, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
First Sunday of Advent (Hope)
December 3, 2017