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RENEW – An Advent journey to renew Peace, Hope, Joy and Love (2022)

Advent is a time of preparation for our hearts and minds for the anniversary of the Lord’s birth celebrated on Christmas. It is also a reminder of the promise of Jesus Christ to come again in His full and complete glory.

(Service begins at 10:30 am on Sundays unless otherwise noted.)

January 8: Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12) – Some things we can only know if they are revealed to us. Come for a special revelation. The Christmas story, not to be forgotten has many. Epiphanies leave us changed.

January 1: First Steps (Psalm 46:10) The beginning of a new year is a good time to – pause. After a late night that may be all you want to do. You might want to go back to bed. Today I am calling you to a time of reflection. We are going to listen to this word from God found in Psalm 46. “Be still and know that I am God.” A good first step in a new year.

December 25: Join us for a fun and interactive family time
at a service led by Rev. Alvin Lau as we explore Advent Past, Advent Present and Advent Future.

Saturday, December 24, 6:30 pm: Together (Luke 2:8-20) This is a night for friends, neighbours and family to come together around the Christ and to share the glorious good news of the world’s Saviour come to us. After the Angels had left, the Shepherds said, “Let’s go check it out.” There will be music, stories and mystery. Service followed by light refreshments. Attend in person or online.

December 18, 2022: Cantata

Welcome to our Cantata Sunday. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, our focus is on love. Love is the subject of songs, movies, books and of course, living.

“Morning Star” by Lloyd Larson

December 11, 2022: Renew Joy

Renew Joy (Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 145:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11)  Welcome to the third Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season to anticipate and to prepare the coming of Christ. On this third Sunday of Advent, we are given joy as a gift to share. What brings joy? I think of joy as something deeper and stronger than happiness. A passage from Isaiah 35 speaks of joy overtaking us and causing sorrow to flee

December 4, 2022: Renew Hope
Renew Hope (Isaiah 11:1-10;Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 8:23-25; 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12, selected readings) Welcome to the second Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season to anticipate and to prepare for the coming of Christ. We will be using materials prepared by the CBOQ. On this second Sunday of Advent, we are asked to hold on to and to hold out hope.

November 27: Renew Peace (Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44) On this first Sunday of Advent we are asked to pay attention. Amid the distractions of the season, we find focus. A mystery is unfolding, and we do not want to miss it. At a time when there is much conflict in the world, more than ever we want peace. The world needs peace makers; the world needs the Prince of Peace.