■ Erin Armstrong / Contributed We have entered a time the Church calls Advent. While the world has rushed straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas, caring about the hot new toy to buy or what color cup Starbucks is offering, the ancient tradition of the church calendar calls us to pause for a season of waiting. At Trinity Lutheran Church in Hemet, the color we use to mark the season of Advent is blue. We adorn our altar and sanctuary in blue as a color of hope, the color of a clear sky that covered the little town of Bethlehem, and a color often associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Many
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