"Be watchful! Be alert!"
Advent begins our new liturgical year with a season of watching and waiting for the arrival of our Savior. During the first two weeks of the Advent (from now until December 16), we focus our attention on the
of our Lord at the end of time, and so we prepare ourselves with prayer and penance.
Advent Evening of Prayer with Fr. Scott
7pm, Monday, December 4
Church of the Assumption
Invite your family, friends and neighbors for 90 minutes of music, stories and prayer as Fr. Scott VanDerveer leads us into the Advent season together.
Advent Penance Services:
Join us for an Advent Penance service followed by individual confessions.
Church of the Resurrection:
7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5
Church of the Assumption
Noon, Monday, December 11
Christmas Giving Opportunities
Resurrection's Caring & Sharing gifts and baskets and Assumption's Angel Tree Gifts are all due by next Sunday, December 10. Thank you to our wonderfully generous parishioners for your care for others.
Mark next week's calendar now:
Skit Guys at Resurrection:
7-9pm, Wednesday, December 13 at Resurrection
2pm, Sunday, December 10 at the Fairport Baptist Home
2pm, Sunday, December 17 at Assumption
Prayer for the 1st Week of Advent
O holy Abba God, we are an expectant people,
always rushing to accomplish things,
only to experience time slipping through our fingers.
We expect things to improve,
hoping that somehow we will not always put you,
and our relationship with you,
on the back burner of our lives.
For this reason, we pause for a moment in prayer.
Be with us during this season of Advent.
Help us to come to an appreciation of “holy waiting.”
As once your people long ago
waited for their Savior to be born,
help us to enter into the spirit
of celebrating the growing awareness
of your Word in our lives.
Let the power of your Word
not be buried or forgotten
because of the press of our other obligations.
The food that we share,
the relationships that we celebrate,
are all signs of your love.
Help us appreciate them
and enjoy your presence
in each of the people, the events,
and the experiences that make up our lives.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Savior. Amen.
The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook
Personal Challenge for Week 1 of Advent:
In this special season of darkness and light, what person or people do I think need a special light in their lives? How could I bring that to them?
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on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00AM