Tag Archive for Advent

Joy This Christmas

At 8:00 am Sunday morning, we are going to light our final Advent candle of the season. And then, we will light the Christmas candle celebrating the coming of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What more can we say that has not already been said? Nothing — but our task is not to innovate. …

Merry Christmas…Every Day

Merry Christmas...Every Day!

“Have a nice holiday,” the nurse kindly told me as I was leaving my annual checkup. I’m not one who gets upset when someone wishes me “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” (some even get upset when Advent is skipped — but we lost that battle long ago) and, indeed, I did not this time.…

Advent: A Time for Hope

Advent a Time for Hope

by David Browder, Rector of Saint Thomas’ Did you know that there has been a debate throughout the millennia of church history over which liturgical color is to be used during the season of Advent? Indeed there has been. Protestant churches have tended to favor blue over purple. Why? It goes back to the reason…

Advent Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

We invite you to a service of hymns, carols and readings for the season of Advent: carry your candle and journey with us through the season from darkness to light. Advent, the season in which the Church observes the beginning of her liturgical year, marks the coming of Christ Jesus—not only his first coming at Christmas…

Advent Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

Sunday, December 11, 6 PM We invite you to a service of hymns, carols and readings for the season of Advent: carry your candle and journey with us through the season from darkness to light. Advent, the season in which the Church observes the beginning of her liturgical year, marks the coming of Christ Jesus—not only…

We Played the Flute and You Did Not Dance — David Browder

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 20, 2015 by the Rev’d David Browder. Mr. Browder is the Rector of St. Thomas’ Church and School. http://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2015-04-Advent-Browder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS

Advent Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

Advent, the season in which the Church observes the beginning of her liturgical year, marks the coming of Christ Jesus—not only his first coming at Christmas long ago, but also his second coming at the end of time. We invite you to join us for this candlelight service as we read the great texts of…