Sunday, December 6
The Second Sunday of Advent
We begin the second week of a new liturgical church year this Sunday. The name, Advent, is derived from the Latin word "coming." It is viewed as a time of preparation and expectation of the Nativity and for the final coming of Christ.

Masks and social distancing required for all services.
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 8 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 10 worshippers
Please register in advance here.
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 10 a.m.
In-person attendance for up to 10 worshippers
Please register in advance here.
Also live-streamed at 10 a.m.
Worship Notes, Sunday, December 6, 10 a.m.

Fr. Ben Hankinson, officiating
Drake Depew, Liz Edwards, Eucharistic Ministers
Henry H. Evans, Organist

  • Coffee Hour via Zoom, following the 10 a.m. service.
  • Communion station at 12 p.m. on the church lawn near rear parking area.
Readings for December 6
  • Old Testament - Isaiah 40:1-11
  • Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
  • The Epistle - 2 Peter 3:8-15a
  • The Holy Gospel - Mark 1:1-8
The Holy Gospel | Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
  • “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Make Your Offering

Schedule for the Week of December 6

  • Evening Prayer, Sunday, 7 p.m.
  • Compline, Monday, 7 p.m.
  • Noonday Prayer, Tuesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Advent Discussion Series via Zoom, 6 p.m. (Further information below.)
  • Noonday Prayer, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Noonday Prayer, Thursday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Morning Prayer, Friday, 9 a.m.
  • Compline, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Looking Ahead
  • Advent Discussion Series via Zoom, December 15, 22
  • Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m., Thursday, December 24 (one service)
  • Christmas Day Service, 10 a.m., Friday, December 25

The Vestry is in final consideration of an agreement with St. Boniface regarding rental of the seven parking spaces at the back of the church close to Buchanan Street during the construction of the new gym for the school. A letter outlining this agreement, once final and approved by the vestry, will be shared with the parish later today via email.
Advent Series on Tuesdays:
Becoming a Beloved Community

Fr. Ben and Dr. Liz McKenney are leading weekly Zoom discussions during Advent that focus on race and reconciliation. The series began last Tuesday and will continue December 8, 15, and 22 at 6 p.m. Last week's session was well attended. Join the group this Tuesday at .
Enjoy Online Advent Programs!

O compassionate One, hold us in your mercy: heal the sick, mend the broken, protect the vulnerable, shelter the refugee, strengthen the weary, rescue the lost, and give courage to all who struggle. Hear us when we pray to you. Amen.
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