Today marks the first Sunday in Advent. We at St. Philip’s will be marking this season and the following Christmas season with a variety of services and events. We wish to invite any who do not already have a place to gather in community over this time to join us for any or all of these events. Advent is a time for waiting. For many people this is an increasingly difficult thing to do, particularly as they feel challenged by the fast pace that accompanies the approach to Christmas. At St. Philip’s we intend to honour this waiting time.
Advent is also a time of preparation. While we prepare for Christmas, we also prepare for the coming of Christ’s kingdom in it’s fullness. The themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love are also characteristics of the coming kingdom that we can practice now. Come join us at St. Philip’s during Advent as we strive to together understand what these themes mean for our lives today.
Sunday, November 29, Advent 1
11:00 am Holy Eucharist. Reverend Donald is Preaching. The theme is hope.
Sunday, December 6, Advent 2
11:00 am Morning Prayer. Reverend Donald is at St. Mark’s so there will be a guest preacher. The theme is peace.
Sunday, December 13, Advent 3
11:00 am Holy Eucharist. Guest Preacher Sean Carlson, speaking on the Ugandan Orphans Fund. We will be joined by musicians from the Cadet Band led by Doug McKay. There will be a potluck lunch after the service. The theme is Joy
Saturday, December 19,
7:00 pm. A Christmas Space Odyssey. You can find details on the Facebook Page.
Sunday, December 20, Advent 4
11:00 am Holy Eucharist. Reverend Donald is preaching. The theme is love.
Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve
7:00 pm is a carol sing, followed by Christimas Eve Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm. Reverend Donald is Preaching.
Friday, December 25, Christmas Day
11:00 am Holy Eucharist. Reverend Donald is preaching.
Sunday, December 27, Christmas 1
11:00 am Morning Prayer. Reverend Donald is preaching.
Sunday, January 3, Epiphany
11:00 am Morning Prayer. Reverend Donald is at St. Mark’s and Rev. Tanis, St. Philip’s Deacon will be preaching.