St. Andrew's to begin Advent observation

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will begin observing Advent on Nov. 28.

The congregation will join a large number of Christians — including Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Episcopal/Anglicans — in observing the beginning of the church year with the season of Advent.

The word Advent comes from the Latin “adventus,” which means coming.

“The four Sundays of Advent are a time for Christians to prepare — for the celebration of the first coming of Jesus 2,000 years ago, but also for His coming again when He shall bring all things to their intended purpose,” said Father Joseph Pinner of St. Andrew’s.

“It is important that we have a time to meditate on what we will so shortly celebrate with such festivity, and on what God becoming flesh means both today and for our future,” he added. “Christmas is part of  God's work which began in creation and is moving forward to the time when, in and through Christ, all the creation will be brought to its fulfillment.”

St. Andrew’s service is at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 190 Circle Drive, West Hills.

Call 882-1272 or visit www.standrewharriman.org for details.