Newsletter for December 5

The Second Sunday of Advent

The rector writes: "What call to gritty, hopeful action is stirring in you this Advent? Where do you sense God in it?" Also in this newsletter: Information about in-person worship, how to worship online with us, news of a new "Women's Spirituality" group, and the first announcement of our scheduled Christmas Eve services. (Note: due to health safety protocols, pew reservations are required for both the 5 PM Family Eucharist and the 9:30 PM Preludial Music and Festal Eucharist on Christmas Eve.)

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