Tomorrow is the Sunday next before Advent or “Stir Up Sunday!”
Stir-up Sunday is an informal term in Anglican churches for the last Sunday before the season of Advent. It gets its name from the beginning of the collect for the day in the Book of Common Prayer, which begins with the words, “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people”.
Kudos and Thanksgivings!
I’d like to thank Mr. Michael Milbank for his help in serving this past Sunday at the altar. Sister Gabrielle provided a beautiful floral arrangement, and Mr. David DeLeonardo hosted a delightful coffee hour.
Advent Hymn Sing (12/5)
As the Trinity Season comes to an end, we will celebrate the start of Advent with an evening prayer service on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. We will begin with a soup supper at 5:30 pm, followed by a service at 6:15 pm that is mostly an Advent hymn sing.
“O Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s Cry” and more will be our responses to the short evening prayerbook liturgy. Click Here to RSVP to the Facebook Event.
Sunday, November 25th, Holy Eucharist: 10:30 a.m.
Our readings are:
Jeremiah xxiii. 5.
St. John vi. 5.
STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
#552 – “Soldiers of Christ, arise”
#192 – “O Food of Men Wayfaring”
#210 – “Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness”