Today, the first Sunday of Advent, is the first Sunday of the Church’s year. And with a new year comes a new theme for the bulletin covers. This year, the pictures on the covers of the bulletins will all be on the theme of embroidery. The queen of the sewing arts, embroidery takes an ordinary piece of fabric and turns it into an object of extraordinary beauty. That seems like a good metaphor for the action of the Holy Spirit in each of our lives. So enjoy this year of pictures, and may you see God stitching away in your soul also!
To help us prepare for Christmas, Fr. Howie has prepared a wonderful series of devotional recordings, following along with “Preparing the Way; Christian Practices for Advent” published by Forward Movement.
This series will be released daily via a YouTube link emailed each morning, beginning this Sunday. A generous parishioner has purchased many copies of this book for us all to enjoy. Please pick up a copy in the back of the church, to follow along.
“During this time of year and always, let us bring glad tidings of great joy into our homes and communities, transforming our traditions with prayer, intention, and devotion.”- Richelle Thompson, Editor