We began each week of Advent at Potluck Church by lighting the advent wreath candles and reading a litany, and we ended our worships with a benediction litany. These were the constants.
For the week of hope, we had a conversation about Matthew 24:36-44 and wrestled with what it means to be ready for Christ’s appearing.
The week of peace, we worshiped at a local coffee house and listened to our friend and artist Chris Schweizer share about his historical cartoon illustrations. He reminded us that a key to peace is learning about the other—seeing life from another’s perspective.
The third week we were invited to the home of one of the most joyful people we know, and we wrestled with the difference between joy and happiness. It truly was a joy just sitting at her family table for worship. And this week, the week of love, we returned to our regular gathering place to hear the Worship & Wonder telling of the advent stories using the Worship Woodworks figures and the book Young Children and Worship by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome W. Berryman.
It was a wonderful, challenging journey. And now, Christmas is almost here. Time to celebrate the gift of all gifts.
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written by Rachel
Set a table, invite Christ and others, leave an empty chair, serve up some powerful questions, and break bread.