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Advent 2018

Updated on December 22, 2018

What is Advent?

The Work of the People:  a new Visual Liturgy All Shall Be Well

Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

First Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent


Lisa Chambers and her father set table for Communion during Advent 2017-

In addition, Lisa Chambers invites members to join the Altar Guild in decorating for Christmas after the December 23 service. 

CrossWords by The Rev. Myrick Cross, priest in charge 

Deacon Ponderings by The Rev. Peggy Day, deacon

Thank you to Ruth, Vicki and Diana for joining Paula and Pat on Saturday, December 1 for the Advent retreat. We enjoyed one another’s company, expressed ourselves creatively through individual vision boards, and good food.

Outreach kicks off its Advent 2018 Blessing Bags project. As the Magi brought gifts to Jesus, Outreach will be collecting items for the blessing bags for the area’s homeless people. Let’s fill the camel basket. We have one more week to donate items. Outreach will meet next Sunday, December 30 to put together the Blessing Bags. Learn more

A Christmas service will be held on Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve). Please join us at 5 pm for the Carol Sing. The service itself starts at 5:30 pm. The evening will conclude with a Christmas Eve potluck supper. Soups will be provided. We invite you to join us and bring a dish to share. Peg Olson and Kate Petrie will be coordinating the potluck. 


Take the time to observe the Advent exhibit in the Art in the Sacred Space gallery.

Dark to Light: Story of Advent in art and verse. Collaborators:  Paula Baines, Jaimie Beck and Lee White.



Resources to Guide You Through Your Advent Journey

Journeying the Way of Love (Advent)-Episcopal Church USA

Liturgical Calendar

Advent Resources


Celebrate Christmas Eve with the Episcopal Church:  The Episcopal Church is offering Digital service for Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24) for those who are unable to attend a local church.   Learn more