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Sunday, December 16, 2018

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Gaudete)

Gaudete literally means "rejoice," for the Lord is coming! And so on this Sunday you'll notice that the Advent purple gives way to a splash of rose. The frontal on the altar changes, the vestments of the clergy change, there are flowers, and the third candle—a rose one—is lit on the advent wreath. All of this is a bit of joy breaking into what is otherwise a penetential season. After today we return to purple for the remainder of Advent.

During Lent, we observe a similar break in the midst of a pentential season. It is known as Lataere Sunday, which also means "rejoice." It is always celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Collect:

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sermon by Bishop Andrew St John.
9:00 am, Parish House
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Sunday School Room
10:00 am – 10:45 am, Andrew Hall, Parish House
On Sunday, December 16, join us for our Theology Class at 10am on the fifth floor of the parish house as we welcome our special guest, Jeremy Waldron, professor of legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Bishop Andrew St John.
11:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House
1:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Parish House
We are pleased to offer nursey care during today's 4pm Choral Evensong.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Spencer.
5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK.