Happy New Year!
This coming Sunday is the first in the new church calendar. We enter the season of Advent – four Sundays leading up to Christmas.
From Fr. Kevin:
Traditionally during Advent the Four Last Things— Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell—have been the themes for Advent meditations, all through the lens of expectant eyes and a faithful heart waiting for the return of Christ. The characteristic note of Advent is therefore expectation as we watch and wait for our Lord to return. Accordingly, our Advent preaching series will focus on these Four Last Things during the next four Sundays respectively:
The four Sundays of Advent and their preaching themes are as follows:
2nd Sunday – December 9th – Judgment
3rd Sunday – December 16th – Heaven
4th Sunday – December 23rd – Hell
You may be wondering what these topics have to do with shopping, Santa, and all things secular. Count on our priests to set you straight on the focus of these sacred four weeks before Christmas.
Our Christmas service will be on Monday, December 24th, at 5:30. This is a high holy day in our faith, filled with candlelight, beautiful music, and God’s Word. The service is scheduled so that you will have time after for your family gatherings before evening closes.
The service of Lessons and Carols will be on Sunday, December 30th, at 10am. Plan to join us to sing the songs of the season and to hear the story of Christ’s birth through scripture. (Don’t forget to bring your mite boxes, too.)