A happy and blessed Advent to you all! I hope the words of John Milton from his 1648 poem The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow will bless you during these days, as we wait expectantly.
The Lord will come and not be slow, his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go, his royal harbinger.
Truth from the earth, like to a flower, shall bud and blossom free;
and justice, from her heavenly bower, bless all humanity.
The nations all whom thou hast made shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord, and glorify thy name.
For great thou art, and wonders great by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thy everlasting seat remainest God alone.
Please join us in worship during Advent, including our Christmas Cantata (“One Small Child,” arranged by Benjamin Harlan) on December 12th at 10:30am. There are other special services and events this month (including Christmas Eve: don’t forget to wear red!); we would love to see you at all of those.
As we wait, have a joyful Advent and a Merry Christmas!
By Tim Redding, Music Director / Worship Coordinator