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, a Time to Reflect

 

The Season of Advent reminds us of two crucial reference points: the first advent, or coming, of Jesus, as a child in Bethlehem; and the second advent of Jesus, on the clouds, in the future.  But it also focuses on life between these poles–the here and now, which we are called to live in light of Christ’s first advent, and in the hope of his second.

As we live thankfully, and expectantly, between these poles, St. Paul tells us we should look to the Scriptures, which are intended to help sustain our faith: “Whatever was written…was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

One of the challenges for faithful Christians has always been to look beyond the present.  To quote St. Paul, again: “We look, not to what can be seen, but to what is unseen.  For what is seen passes away.  The unseen is eternal.”

The genius of the Bible is to reveal how, over the course of a long history, God has been ever at work in the warp and woof of human life, among all the “changes and chances of mortal life”.  When we are enabled to look below the surface, more deeply, we find that God is still at work today.  Part of the purpose of prayer and Bible reading is to help us discern how. 

Courage!  We have it on high authority:
Faith, hope, and love abide, these three. 
The greatest of these is love.

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