Advent begins in the dark and anticipates a brighter day!
Our waiting for dawn is far from passive – it is filled with planning, wondering, firming our roots and gathering our resources for growth, all while keeping an eye on the horizon.
As we gather to worship and meditate this Communion Sunday, we will continue our Advent collection of symbols. Everyone is invited to bring to your worship window – along with simple elements for Communion – something that is an emblem of what is currently bringing light into your life, reminding you that Christmas is near.
Above the manger shines a star of light – bright in the dark. It is winter, and the Base Camp of our church community is warm. Let’s keep the gift of Sabbath; rest a bit together, and reflect, refuel, and refresh our sense of reverence.
In our post-worship conversation: Developing a common vocabulary for Racial Justice we will view the first of four Advent videos created locally as a Las Posadas pilgrimage/prayer through place-based storytelling.
Jim Bear Jacobs visits the Four Oaks, grandmother trees, and tells a story of hope: https://vimeo.com/483591780 (12:57)
A Las Posadas journey is a sacred symbolic enactment of the journey of the Holy Family to find a safe place, a home at the margins of this world. Las Posadas is a tradition from Latin America. “Posada” means lodging, and Las Posadas is essentially a symbolic pilgrimage remembering Jesus “lodging” in Mary’s womb as she and Joseph search for lodging for his birth. It is considered to be an extended, enacted prayer.
We plan to spend post-worship time over the next several Sundays in Christmas celebrations and will resume these conversations January 10, 2021.
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