Waiting! Waiting! Waiting! Anticipation can be downright anxious or delightfully exhilarating. Thus, begins the journey of Advent. Yet on this first Sunday of Advent we encounter conflicting messages. Looking ahead to Christmas we look back to Jesus birth. But we also encounter a future coming apocalypse, fraught with danger and seeming judgment. How are we to regard such contradictions. Ah, the anticipation of it all! Join us this Sunday as begin the journey of Advent. Also, Holy Communion and Consecration of Pledges.