First Sunday of Advent – 28 November 2021

Our Eucharist at 10 am will be live-streamed to YouTube.

The stream will begin at about 9:45 with a welcome, and then there will be about fifteen minutes of prelude music. The service will begin at 10 am. You can also take part in the service at a later time.

The order of service is available here.

We’ll hear the promise God makes through the prophet Jeremiah to bring a new future to God’s people. (Jeremiah 33.14-16), and respond to it with words from Psalm 25 that help us to trust in God’s promise (Psalm 25.1-10). Our new Church year begins with Jesus speaking of how we will know that God’s reign draws near and that the Son of Man is coming (Luke 21.25-36).

Sundays and Seasons offers the following reflection about this Sunday:

Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a “righteous Branch to spring up for David.” The Thessalonians awaited “the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints.” Jesus’ contemporaries hoped for the time “to stand before the Son of Man.” With them we eagerly await the coming days: another Christmas celebration, a second coming, and the advent of Christ in word and supper.