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Sunday, November 29, 2009

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The First Sunday Of Advent

The First Sunday Of Advent

Advent Sunday is the start of a new church year. At Saint Thomas, we celebrate Advent Sunday with a Procession at 11am and 4pm.

Advent puts past and future in the present moment and asks us to prepare, not for a distant future (for we know not when) but as if the future is today, because it is. Christ has already won the victory. So we are reminded of his incarnation, and wait for him to come again, even as we feed on him in the present moment through the Word and through the Eucharist, that is to say through Jesus Christ, the word made flesh.

As you contemplate what is, was, and is to come, consider any of these advent sermons in the archive.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Holy Eucharist ID: 75535; 4 pers.; [7 words]
8:00 AM

This low Mass includes a short homily.

Sung Eucharist ID: 75536; 4 pers.; [0 words]
9:00 AM
Coffee Hour following the 9am Service ID: 75537; [20 words]
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Join us for coffee, tea and cookies in the Parish House Living Room and Dining Room following the 9am Service.

Sunday Adult Education ID: 75538; [35 words]
10:00 am - 10:50 am

Newcomers are welcome to join this class, which is presently looking at some of the strange prophecies in the book of Ezekiel that lead up to the prophet speaking to a valley of dry bones.

Sunday School ID: 75539; [29 words]
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Saint Thomas Sunday School classes are offered for all youth and children from 3 years old to high school seniors. Please read more in the PROGRAMS section of this website.

An Advent Procession together with Solemn Eucharist ID: 75540; 5 pers.; 7 prog.; [229 words]
11:00 AM

The Advent Procession begins with the Choir hidden in the Great Stairwell, from which they sing the Mattins Responsory. If you listen to the webcast, the choir will sound as if they are at a great distance, which is appropriate given the prophetic yearning of the look from afar. The Officiant (Fr Mead) then says...

Coffee Hour following the 11am Service ID: 75543; [51 words]
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us for coffee, tea and cookies in the Parish House Living Room and Dining Room immediately following the 11am service. If you are new to Saint Thomas, please sign the guest book and introduce yourself to a member of the Welcome Committee or to a member fo the clergy.

Choir School Bake Sale ID: 75542; [13 words]
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Purchase cookies, brownies and other goodies, all in support of the Choir School.

An Advent Procession ID: 75544; 3 pers.; 6 prog.; [272 words]
4:00 PM

Unlike the very similar 11am Advent Procession, there is no Eucharist as part of this worship service. The rest of the service is identical to the 11am service.The Advent Procession begins with the Choir hidden in the Great Stairwell, from which they sing the Mattins Responsory. If you listen to the webcast, the choir will...

Frederick Teardo ID: 75545; [0 words]
5:15 PM

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