The biblical advent story contains many songs that those who know the scriptures leading to the birth of Christ will recognize. These songs were real responses to the news that God was sending the Messiah to Earth in the form of Jesus - responses from the people that were directly involved. We believe that these acts of worship from the scriptures have a lot to teach us about what it means to live a life of worship.
As we walk through Advent together, our teachers will be using the Song of Mary, the Song of the Angels, the Song of Zechariah, and the Song of Simeon as launch points for sharing about worship as a holistic, everyday part of our lives. Our hope and prayer is that this focus on worship will help each of us engage with and respond to the powerful message of Christmas in a deeper way.