This week: December 16, 2017

Far and away my favorite author as a child was Madeleine L’Engle. I delighted in A Wrinkle in Time and checked it out of the library so often that it finally showed up under the Christmas tree. I still have that copy. It is the copy I asked her to autograph when I attended a writing retreat with Ms. L’Engle at Mount Calvary Retreat House several years ago. I had discovered that she wrote for adults as well as children and that I could spend a weekend with her at Mount Calvary. Nearly heaven!

I have many of her books, and her poetry challenges me as well as her prose. Here is one for the season that calls out the wild and passionate nature she finds in Mary.

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May the bright and wild love of Mary fill you this Advent season.

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Inline image 4  This Sunday, December 17th, we celebrate Advent with music! You are invited to celebrate the season as our choir and guest oboist provide special music and we hear the prophecies of Christmas. You don’t want to miss it!

In place of the usual lectionary, our lessons will be selected from the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols. If you’d like to read the usual lessons for the Third Sunday of Advent, you can find them by clicking HERE.

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 Inline image 5Our C.A.S.E. ingathering for December is this Sunday, December 17thRequested items to fill up the pantry include: shampoo, snack-size puddings, packets of hot chocolate, crackers and cookies. Your generosity is appreciated!

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Inline image 6We are about half way through Advent, but we still have a few Advent calendars left. And you still have time to use one. Be sure to pick up your Advent calendar at church this Sunday to help you mark the days and prepare for the coming of Jesus.

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Inline image 7  Come and join us! YOU are invited to join us on this epic adventure—a journey through the Bible to grow closer to God. We’re just starting, so get in on the ground floor. You can even choose a time that suits you—Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning. Our first meeting will be a joint meeting on Sunday, January 7th  from 2-3:30pm in Yeaton Hall. Contact Mother Dina for more information.

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