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Sunday, November 28, 2010

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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: 77261; 4 pers.; [16 words]
8:00 AM

This 30 minute service in the Chantry Chapel includes lessons, prayers, a sermon and a Said Mass.

Sung Eucharist ID: 77262; 4 pers.; 1 prog.; [39 words]
9:00 AM

This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and a Sung Eucharist. Music is sung by the younger choristers and probationers of the choir. Please see the leaflet below for the order of worship.

Coffee Hour following the 9am Service ID: 77263; [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 Eucharist.

Adult Education: The First Book of the Kings ID: 77264; [20 words]
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Father Austin will give short talks on this rich text (perhaps unexpectedly so) which contains much material for Christian reflection.

Advent Procession (with Holy Communion) ID: 77265; 5 pers.; 3 prog.; [293 words]
11:00 AM

Service Details: 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," as sung by the...

Coffee Hour following the 11am Eucharist ID: 77266; [36 words]
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Please join us in the Parish House Living Room and Dining Room for coffee, tea and cookies following the Eucharist. Meet parishioners and, if you are a guest, please sign our guest book. Nametags are available.

Advent Procession ID: 77268; 3 pers.; 4 prog.; [0 words]
4:00 PM
Mark Pacoe ID: 77269; [0 words]
5:15 PM

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