Above: Salem recently held its annual Living Nativity with Biblical costumes and real animals. A great time was had by young and old alike. This event was free and open to the community.
The Season of Advent
The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word for “coming.” The theme of Advent is preparation for arrival of the One who came in great humility to a stable in Bethlehem, and who will come again in great glory one day as judge. The faithful keeping of Advent helps to counter the commercialism which has engulfed the season and makes for a more meaningful Christmas celebration.
In order to help us “prepare the way of the Lord” we have planned a number of special services. Each Wednesday will feature a short Advent service. The theme will be “The Candles of Advent.” Perhaps you did not know that each candle on the Advent wreath has a special meaning. There will be a short message on this theme within the context of a Service of Vespers (evening prayer) at Salem during Advent.
May God bless you and yours during this blessed Advent and Christmas Season.
Cordially, in Christ,