The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the Advent Season by lighting the Angel Candle, the fourth candle on the Advent wreath at its morning worship service at 10 a.m. Dec. 20. The service will feature the traditional Christmas Pageant with Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem, shepherds watching over their flocks, wise men following a star in the East, multitudes of angels singing praises, and of course the baby Jesus laying in the manger. The Jubilate and Senior Choirs will sing. The public is invited.
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing, of hope.
If you are looking for an open and friendly place to celebrate Sunday morning worship, please join us at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church. Child Care and Sunday School are available during the service. For more information contact the church at 655-3191 or www.cazpres.org.
Sharye Skinner is publicist for the First Presbyterian Church.