This weekend we light the second candle of the Advent wreath. As the light from the wreath increases, we are mindful of the drawing near of the one who is the Light of the World himself, Jesus Christ. Last weekend’s Advent Concert captured that reality beautifully and I would like to thank Antonia Nedder and Charlie Kanelos, along with the Adult and Youth Choirs for all their work. Many thanks, too, to our readers and those who prepared the reception in Ward Hall afterward. We had a wonderful number of people join us in the event making it a wonderful moment of prayer to prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas. May the light of Christ grow every more bright in your hearts during this holy season.