Advent Series: Stillness, Song and Story

This Advent we are once again keeping our communal practice simple. For the first three Wednesdays in Advent — December 4, 11 and 18 — we will be gathering for a soup supper in the Parish Hall at 6:00 pm. At 6:45 pm we will enter a candle-lit church for a Taizé service. Icons will be set up around the space, we will chant, keep silence, hear scripture, and pray. Similar to our 12 noon service on Good Friday, a parishioner will offer a short reflection each week.

Give:

Each Sunday in Advent, you are encouraged to bring gifts for various community organizations to the altar to be blessed and shared with those in need.  The list of gifts we’ll be gathering week by week will be published in November.

Pray, Reflect and Sing:

You can download this year’s Advent Devotional Booklet here, to guide your prayers and reflections with your Advent wreath throughs the season. It will also be given out at the Advent Festival.

Hear are recordings of the songs in this year’s Advent Devotional:

If in Your Heart

Open My Heart

When the Night Becomes Dark

Take, O Take Me as I am