Wake up! Be ready, be looking, be prepared, keep a watchful eye, don’t go to sleep, for Christ is coming. Advent begins! And every year there is this odd juxtaposition of Biblical events. Texts about a second coming of Jesus while we look to celebrate his first coming. This Sunday we consider what we are to do with such things? Be on the alert for hope. Also Holy Communion and Consecration of Pledges Sunday.