Advent Season at Ascension 2019

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We have begun a new liturgical year, making ourselves ready for the coming of Christ among us. We prepare for the Festival of Christ’s Nativity on Christmas Day, and also ponder the hope of Christ’s coming in glory and the many ways Christ comes among us at every moment.

At this darkest time of the year, we wait and watch. New life grows in the dark, and we also look and long for the return of the light in nature, and the coming of the light of Christ into the world. As part of this season of preparation, waiting and hope, we light the candles of our Advent wreath, symbolizing our deepening expectation and readiness for the birth of our Savior.

Advent is a time of great longing and deep joy, heralded by darkness and light, music, scripture and prayer. Please join us for this season of wonder, promise and new birth.

The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Rector

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