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Sunday, December 11, 2011

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The Third Sunday Of Advent (Gaudete)

The Third Sunday Of Advent (Gaudete)

Gaudete literally means "rejoice," for the Lord is coming! And so on this Sunday you'll notice that the Advent purple gives way to a splash of rose. The frontal on the altar changes, the vestments of the clergy change, there are flowers, and the third candle‚ a rose one‚ is lit on the advent wreath. All of this is a bit of joy breaking into what is otherwise a penetential season. After today we return to purple for the remainder of Advent. During Lent, we observe a similar break in the midst of a pentential season. It is known as Lataere Sunday, which also means "rejoice." It is always celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

Holy Eucharist ID: 112607; 2 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: 112608; 4 pers.; 1 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: 112609; [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: 112610; [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 and How to Avoid Them ID: 112611; [165 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)....

Festal Eucharist ID: 112612; 5 pers.; 8 prog.; [391 words]
11:00 AM

Above: From the Joy Window of Saint Thomas Church, now fully restored. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. [I Thessalonians 5:16-18] On Gaudete Sunday, we light the rose candle on the Advent wreath and rejoice as our King and...

Coffee Hour following the 11am Eucharist ID: 112613; [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.

Christmas Pageant: A New York Carol ID: 112614; [42 words]
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The Youth Group and Sunday School have been rehearsing for weeks for this year's Christmas Pageant. Please join them for this annual performance in which they will reprise A New York Carol by Lucky Gold. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Festal Evensong ID: 112615; 3 pers.; 10 prog.; [222 words]
4:00 PM

Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church has been sung regularly since the Sixteenth Century. Many people who are new to worship at Saint Thomas prefer to come to Choral Evensong because it is relatively passive. The service...

Joseph Ripka ID: 112616; [0 words]
5:15 PM

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