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Advent: All is Bright!




Hope Candle

1st Sunday of Advent


For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. (Psalm 62:1)

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Faith Candle

2nd Sunday of Advent


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though… the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam…. Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:1-3, 10)

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Joy Candle

3rd Sunday of Advent

Holy Night

The child to be born of you will be called holy – the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)

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Peace Candle

4th Sunday of Advent

All is Bright

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

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Christ Candle

Christmas Day

The Dawn of Redeeming Grace

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1-3)

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Advent Reflections

All is Bright!

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright…

In a year of shouting, chaos, darkness, and selfishness, with the stresses of Covid, uncertainty, and isolation weighing upon us, we more clearly see our need for the Savior. How I long to sing carols with the people of God to celebrate his birth.

But the words of Silent Night hardly seem to reflect 2020, do they? Silent? Calm? Bright? Holy?

In this Advent season, a time of reflection and preparation, we invite you to join us weekly for a reflection on these words. Each Sunday, and on Christmas, we will post a new devotion for your contemplation. Take a moment to ponder how God transforms our lives and days.

Then join us for our Christmas concert “All is Bright” on PBS SoCal. It may be a peculiar season, but God is faithful. As he draws us to focus on his work in our lives, we discover that, in him, all is bright!

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Blessings to you this Advent and Christmas.

Steve Mueller
Chief Mission Officer

All is Bright: A Concordia Christmas

December 22-25, 2020

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