Today is the second Sunday in Advent, the season that marks the start of the year in the Christian calendar. During this season, we give attention to the great advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. Today is the Sunday of peace.

This advent, we are being guided by Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat, recorded in the first chapter of Luke’s Gospel. We’ll consider how Mary’s song points us towards hope, peace, joy and love. This morning, Bryony, our Carey Baptist College pastoral student, will be speaking on Luke 1:51-53.