Advent 2021 – Questions of Christmas

Even the original characters of the Christmas story had trouble comprehending the full glory of what was happening. Perhaps their journey of overcoming doubt can help us with our journey. 

Service times are on Sundays at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted.


January 2: Epiphany – Out of Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) – God makes himself known to us in many ways. In today’s lesson, God communicates a new revelation of Jesus. As we begin a new year, we commit to follow the Christ.

December 26 – Heaven’s Answer (John 1:1-18). This season we have looked at the questions that arouse from the main characters of the original Christmas. Questions still arise. The good news is that Heaven has answered and continues to answer.   

December 24, 6:30 pm: Advent 5 – Christ – Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Service “Where’s Jesus?” (Matthew 2:1-12) In the Christmas celebrations he can sometimes be hard to find. We want to have Jesus in his rightful place, at the centre. 

December 19: Advent 4 – Love – But why am I so favoured? (Luke 1:43) “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone .” These lyrics from a Joni Mitchell song remind us that we don’t always fully appreciate what we have. We learn of Grace that is evidence of God’s love.

December 12: Advent 3 – Joy – We are in the season of Advent – a time of reflection on and preparation for the coming of Christ. We testify in word and song the joyous Christmas message of good news. Our Choir will be presenting a Christmas Cantata, “A New Birth – A New Beginning” – celebrating God’s promise fulfilled. 

December 5, 6:30 pm: Old Fashioned Christmas Caroling service

December 5: Advent 2 – Peace – “How will this be?” (Luke 1:34) When we look at certain parts of our world we despair of ever seeing peace. In a world broken with suffering and pain how will the seemingly impossible prove to be possible?

November 28: Advent 1 – Hope – “How can I be sure of this? (Luke 1:18) Sometimes the good news that can bring us hope sounds more like a fantasy than fact. How much evidence do we need before we believe and trust? We want as we move through Advent to be sure of a very real hope.