Advent is finally here. The new candles wait to be lit. We’ve shared liturgies and traditions. But, whether you’re still celebrating or recovering from Thanksgiving or St Andrew’s Day (in Scotland), Sunday beckons and there are Candle Lighting ceremonies and sermons to be produced. In the RCL Isaiah leads us down paths of peace. Is there a place in your service to mourn that that is only a far off dream today? The gospel scares us into believing lest we are “left behind” and I wonder, for how many of us, was that a familiar refrain in our formative years? There is a wake up call in Romans, echoing the theme of the gospel. Are you focussing on one or more of these texts? Or does your Advent journey take a different route? There is also the opportunity to pay heed to World Aids Day somewhere in the midst of bringing light. Too much choice? There is always an amazing array of creativity around this table. So pull up a chair or lean over someone’s shoulder and reach for what you need. A bit like a pot luck supper. Bring what you have to share and take what you’d like and join in the supportive fellowship. Let us know whether Advent marks a new beginning for you, a time of Spiritual discipline or Spiritual chaos. Let us hold the Christ light for each other as the journey begins.