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2019 Advent

Christmas II – January 5, 2020 (Bible Study)

This Bible study, written by Stephen M. Balke, Jr., originally ran for Christmas 2 on January 4, 2015. christmas_2_-_bible_study_-_english Jeremiah 31:7-14 Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of what is really important in life. The people of God have struggled to keep their end of the covenant with God, and every time they stray,…

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Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 22, 2019

advent_4_-_english_-_full_0 December 22, 2019 – Advent 4 (A)  Fourth Week of Advent: Journeying in the World As we come closer to the joy and promise of the Incarnation, we invite you to continue journeying the Way of Love. Consider this week which of the seven practices captured your imagination this Advent. Which challenged you or…

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Announcements – December 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Advent Please take home the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Journey schedule from the  Bulletin.  Memorial flowers for Christmas Eve If you wish to remember a loved one(s) on Christmas Eve with a poinsettia,  please leave your donation and complete the information needed in the envelope provided at the usher’s table. If you would like their names…

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Advent – Third Sunday, December 15, 2019

Third Sunday in Advent – December 15, 2019 advent_3_-_english_-_full_0 Third Week of Advent: Journeying with Community As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that includes the community. The witness of Zechariah and Elizabeth who bring infant John to the Temple to be circumcised reminds…

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Advent – Second Sunday – December 8, 2019

Second Sunday in Advent – December 8, 2019 advent_2_-_english_-_full_0 December 8, 2019 – Advent 2 (A) Second Week of Advent: Journeying with Family and Friends As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that can expand to include family and friends. Mary said “yes” to…

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First Sunday in Advent, December 1, 2019

Source:  The Episcopal Church advent_1_-_english_-_full_0 First Sunday in Advent Sunday, December 01, 2019 Year (cycle):  A Saying “Yes” to the Journey As Advent begins this week, we invite you to orient yourself to the coming of Jesus at Christmas through the practices of Journeying the Way of Love. This journey begins by saying “yes” to…

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An Advent Quiet Day, Sunday, December 8, 2019

An Advent Quiet Day at St. James’ in Old Town   There will be an Advent Mini- Quiet Day on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at St. James in Old Town.  This will be hosted by the area Episcopal Clergy, who will provide a light supper of soup,  salad, and bread. It will be similar…

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