Advent crept in over the Thanksgiving weekend, but our first vigil Saturday night and Eucharist of the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday morning, were as lovely as ever. The most commonly heard reaction from all community members was something along the lines of, "I just love those Advent hymns--prayers--readings--environment (fill in the blank!).
And I say, ditto, ditto, ditto and ditto.
This year's chapel wreath, with some late-day light from the south windows:
"Our God is coming and will not delay; every hidden thing will be brought to light and God will be revealed to every nation."
Morning and Evening Prayer for Advent, here.