Good Folks, it is not “Black Friday,” this should be called “Fat Friday.” And that is because we ate plenty of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, pumpkin and pecan pie, and if I know Edna’s dear friend Rhonda, she will have made banana pudding. Then, watching a winning game of the Dallas Cowboys over the Washington Redskins. Go Cowboys!
Soon we will be in the season of Advent, beginning on the first Sunday in December. Some excerpts from The United Methodist Church’s website:
The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. [Liturgical — from liturgy, which means the forms and functions of public worship.]
During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward to anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-advent
The site is rich with historical information about Advent. You are invited to click on the link and begin your journey.
Christmas Eve falls on a Monday this year. We will have three (3) services: 6PM, 8PM & 10PM. Lots of music sung, solos of O Holy Night, Mary Did You Know? and hymns that bring back many memories and create new ones.
Poinsettias will be arriving soon and will adorn our sanctuary from December 16 forward. These will be bought in memory or in honor of someone. They will be beautiful as always. Order yours quickly.
Send me a memory or two of a Christmas you remember. Space provided, I will include it in a future Frankly Speaking.
I wish you a blessed day. I wish you happiness and joy. I wish you hope.
See you Sunday in church.
Blessings from Duncanville,