Worship - December 8

with Steve Wells

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:15am

The Annunciation (from the Latin, annuntiatio) means the Announcement, and refers specifically to the Biblical passage in which the Archangel Gabriel announces to Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, marking God’s incarnation into the world. On this, the second Sunday of Advent, we are exploring this remarkable story and the beautiful language in which it is passed down to us in the Gospel of Luke. Having last week, on the first Sunday of Advent, focused on the announcement of the approach of Christ’s birth made to the priest Zechariah, and as we look forward to examining  the announcement of Christ’s birth to the Shepherds on the upcoming third Sunday of Advent, we are, during this season of Hope, Peace, and Joy, preparing ourselves to celebrate God’s deepest expression of Love to the world in the birth of Jesus Christ.