Love is a verb.
This is the final Sunday of Advent and we light the candle representing Love. The scripture associated with this candle is “for God so loved the world that he sent his only son to save us” John 3:16.
All Christian Churches base their doctrine on this concept. On the belief that God sent his son to sacrifice himself to save us. And it shows that love is not a feeling, but a verb.
We usually don’t think of the concept of love in this regard. Love is a feeling. But, it is one of the few emotions that empower us to do things we normally would not. It is what drives parents to stop everything they are doing to take care of their children when they are sick. It is what motivates someone to drive to 10 different stores to find the one gift their partner would truly appreciate when they open it. It is what inspires us to change all our plans just because someone we love needs us somewhere else.
Love is a verb.
God demonstrated his love for us by sending us His most precious gift. Think about the magnitude of that love. There is nothing that can compare to it. Therefore, it is right that we celebrate this most important day with presents and lights, going to Church, and singing songs of praise. Since there is no gift comparable to what God offers us, the best thing to do is to offer our sincere thanks and praise.
The Vestry offers their most sincere holiday wishes to you! We hope to see you in Church during the many wonderful services during this season so we can wish you a Merry Christmas in person. If you travel, we pray for a safe trip. Thank you all for a good year in our Parish filled with growth and love!
In addition, we would like to remind everyone that all money collected during the Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day services go directly to our outreach projects. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated!
Your in Christ,
George James (Rectors Warden)
Chris Kydd (Finance Warden)
Kevin McLean (Peoples Warden)
Chris Pepe (Development Warden)
If you wish to contact the Vestry for any reason, please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 610 444 4624. Thank you!