This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and when you arrive at Montclair Presbyterian for Celebration at 10:00 a.m. you will find that we have been visited by angels and poinsettias already! So even though the season of Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ child into the world again – it is also a season of joy and beauty made manifest in our sanctuary.
We will begin our service with a processional of the Advent wreath and then we will light the first candle – the candle of peace. The text for the sermon is from the prophet Isaiah 2: 1-5. This ancient poem imagines a world of peace where “swords are beaten into ploughshares and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and come join us this Sunday and throughout the holiday season. Happy Advent!