Well, we're definitely feeling 'in the pink' here in Banstead.
"Gaudete in Domino' So says the Introit for Gaudete Sunday. "Rejoice in the Lord always'.
Advent, like Lent is a penitential season, so normally I would be wearing purple vestments, but tomorrow, if you happen to be in the area, you will see me wearing a very tasteful pink chasuble, or, as we prefer to say at St Ann's, 'rose' vestments.
We've passed the midpoint of Advent and so we have a slightly lighter mood. This change gives us encouragement to continue with our spiritual preparation for Christmas.
As with the vestments, so with our Advent wreath; we shall be lighting the pink/rose candle.