This Sunday (Dec. 9th) is the Second Sunday of Advent. The second candle is lighting on the Advent Wreath and the circle of light is emerging. The figures of Mary and Joseph in the sanctuary edge closer to Bethlehem and the approaching Nativity. Hopefully we can all retain a sense of perspective that this is a spiritual time. It is great to hear the children preparing with hymns and carols in the schools. Certainly, parents and grandparents will be serenaded with carols as the children prepare for their school events and our Parish Carol service on this Sunday evening at 5pm. Please come along on this Sunday evening to listen to the choirs, the school groups and visiting artists. It will be a lovely evening beginning at 5pm. There is no charge and there will be a lovely sense of occasion. It will set the scene for the remaining days of Advent and give a good message of the central event of Christmas with the birth of Jesus.