A New Liturgical Year and the Season of Advent

A New Liturgical Year and the Season of Advent

Posted on 22 Nov 2021

The new liturgical year begins on 22 November and starts with the season of Advent, on Sunday, 28 November.

The word “Advent” is derived from a Latin root which means “coming” or “arrival”, and the season was developed in the Church as a preparation for the festival of the birth of Christ.

The liturgical colour is purple, symbolising penitence and preparation.

The Advent wreath consists of four candles surrounding one white candle. Each candle is successively lit to mark the four Sundays in Advent. The white candle is lit on Christmas Day and it marks the beginning of Christmastide.

The Advent wreath helps us to focus our thoughts and awareness towards the birth of our Saviour.

Adapted from Methodist Church of Singapore website

Advent 2021 Sermon Series

The sermon series for this season is “A Baby that changed History” and begins this Sunday, 28 November.

Find out how Jesus has changed history by coming into our world and giving us what we really need in life – light in the face of darkness, righteousness in the face of sin, comfort in the face of pain, and truth in the face of lies.

28 November – Jesus gives us the Light that we need – Isaiah 9:1-7

5 December – Jesus give us the Righteousness that we need – Isaiah 11:1-5

12 December – Jesus gives us the Comfort that we need – Isaiah 40:1-6

19 December – Jesus gives us the Truth that we need – John 1:1-14

Tune in to our live-streamed services to watch the sermons.