Schedule of Services:
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

Small Groups & Studies

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Bible Study
Second Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Theology on Tap
First Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. Calvary Dreams dinner discussion
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Advent Devotions

wreath

During the Season of Advent, many Christians mark time using an Advent Wreath.  The colored candles are for the four Sundays in Advent.  The white candle is for Christmas.  Purple is both an emblem of royalty, and a sign of penitence.  Advent is a penitential season when we prepare to meet God’s coming King.  One of the candles is pink because, when Christians used to fast during Advent, it marked the week when the fast was a bit lighter–the third week in Advent.

When you light your Advent candles, it may be meaningful to re-read and think about the collect for the week that you heard in Sunday worship.  Here is the collect for this week:

Third Sunday of Advent

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

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