Lights on the Bethany Lawn – Advent 2020

Unfortunately, because of the pandemic we were unable to celebrate the 2020 Season of Advent in the Sanctuary, gather under the Stars hung above, and make a joyful noise to the Lord in that space together. That said, the Arts Committee felt it important to carry on some Christmas tradition. We focused on the Stars and how we might transfer that experience to an outdoor venue.  We came up with the idea of lighting the lawn area, creating an outdoor room of string lights reminiscent of the stars and complimenting the lights on the trees along Queen Anne Avenue.

The Four Light Towers represent this years Advent theme of HOPE, JOY, LOVE, and PEACE.

  • HOPE in the redeeming salvation of the Lord; “the Lord, will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint;”
  • JOY in the birth of the Christ child;
  • LOVE, a command of Jesus: that we love each other as I have loved you; and
  • PEACE, the peace that surpasses all understanding.

This year has been different, yet the Lord our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is steadfast and faithful. Visit the Stars of Lights, stop for a moment and say a silent pray of Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace.