Tag Archive for Advent

Join Us this Advent and Christmas at St. Thomas’

We invite you to join us for our special Advent and Christmas services and concerts! In addition to our regular Sunday services marking each week of the Church Year, we begin by presenting a Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 6 pm on Sunday, December 7th. The service begins in darkness and the church…

Advent Lessons and Carols

On Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 pm, please join St. Thomas’ Parish Choir, directed by Giles Brightwell, for Advent Lessons and Carols, with music by Palestrina, Goldschmidt, Handel, Steel, Stanford, Purcell, and Bach. The service of Advent Lessons and Carols represents the journey from darkness into light as we look to the coming of Christ Jesus with…

Here He Is! Rejoice! — David Browder

Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent, December 22, 2013 by the Rev’d David Browder. Text: Philippians 4:4. REJOICE in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let…

Origin of the Advent Lessons and Carols Service

Advent — the word means coming or arrival — is a season which has two meanings for Christians. It is a time to prepare for the anniversary of the Jesus Christ’s first coming-his birth to the Blessed Virgin Mary at Bethlehem two thousand years ago-and culminates in our celebration of Christmas, the twelve-day feast that…