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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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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: 112546; 4 pers.; [18 words]
8:00 AM

This 25-30 minute service in the Chantry Chapel includes lessons, prayers, a short homily, and a Said Mass.

Sung Eucharist ID: 112547; 6 pers.; 3 prog.; [29 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.

Coffee Hour following the 9am Eucharist ID: 112548; [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.

Sunday School & Youth Group ID: 112549; [63 words]
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for classes for all youth and children from 3 years old to high school seniors. Engaging lessons are prepared for the students in keeping with our commitment to the Christian formation of our young members. For more information, or to register, please contact Father Spurlock. Sunday School classes are held on the third...

Heresies & How to Avoid Them ID: 112550; [167 words]
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Fr Austin discusses the book edited by Ben Quash and Michael Ward, with an eye toward why it matters what Christians believe. There are a number of classic mistakes in understanding Christian faith (for instance, that Jesus is not really equal to God, or that Jesus has a human body but not a human mind)....

Advent Procession & Choral Eucharist ID: 112551; 6 pers.; 10 prog.; [256 words]
11:00 AM

The church year begins anew with the Advent Procession, one of the most beautiful liturgies of the year. If you attend in person, you will be treated to the choir singing from many different parts of the church. If you worship with us via the webcast, please note that the choir will at times sound...

Coffee Hour following the 11am Eucharist ID: 112553; [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: 112554; 3 pers.; 9 prog.; [236 words]
4:00 PM

The church year begins anew with the Advent Procession, one of the most beautiful liturgies of the year. If you attend in person, you will be treated to the choir singing from many different parts of the church. If you worship with us via the webcast, please note that the choir will at times sound...

Joby Bell ID: 112555; [0 words]
5:15 PM

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