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Sunday, December 2, 2018
9:00 am High Altar
Advent Sunday is the start of a new church year. At Saint Thomas, we celebrate Advent Sunday with a Procession at 11am and 4pm.
Advent puts past and future in the present moment and asks us to prepare, not for a distant future (for we know not when) but as if the future is today, because it is. Christ has already won the victory. So we are reminded of his incarnation, and wait for him to come again, even as we feed on him in the present moment through the Word and through the Eucharist, that is to say through Jesus Christ, the word made flesh.
As you contemplate what is, was, and is to come, consider any of these advent sermons in the archive.
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. The music is sung by the congregation and incense is used. For the 9am service only, worshipers are invited to sit in the choir stalls behind the choir in the chancel, or (as always) in the pews below on the floor of the nave.
Celebrant: Fr Turner
Preacher: Fr Turner
Deacon: Fr McNeeley
Subdeacon: Fr Spencer
Rite: Rite I
Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36