THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT
DECEMBER 20, 2020
PARISH LIFE NOTES
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete. ( 1 John 1. 1-4)
Godly Play for children 3-6 years via zoom. Today’s story is ‘The Magi Show the Way to Bethlehem’ Matthew 2: 1-12.
AUDIO RECORDING of the full service and sermon will be available on the parish website.
ST. MARY’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE! Join us “live” from St. Mary’s on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. for Christmas Eve Vigil and Service of Lesson and Carol with the Blessing of the Creche. Our goal on this Holy Night of the celebration of our Savior’s Birth is to hold a “virtual gathering” and to “liturgize” together, that is to en-act the Word of God in Scripture, song, and prayer. The service will be conducted from the sanctuary at St. Mary’s, and will include readings by parishioners from their homes, musical accompaniment on the organ for the singing of the carols at home. Please join us at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587105842?pwd=clUvb1lVYjNiblZKemZvcGZ0bngwUT09.
Passcode, if needed, is 801954.
Please be on time, and ready yourself by hitting the “mute” button on your computer, turning off the lights in your home, and ready to light candles! Printed order of service will be delivered to your homes, and available on the website as well.
CHRISTMAS CARE PACKAGE will be delivered to parishioners homes next week, and will include church envelopes ( for those who have ordered them), a booklet of spiritual testimonies under COVID from St. Mary’s parishioners and the Christmas Eve order of service.
GOD OF THE ADVENT PROMISE FROM BISHOP ROB AND LETTER TO THE DIOCESE are available here:
HAND-DIPPED BEESWAX CANDLES from St. Mary’s may be purchased for $5.00 a pair by contacting Yvonne in the parish office. Parishioners can pick up their candles from the newly installed mailbox at the Montague St. entrance, and leave a cheque in the proper amount. Proceeds to Mary’s Refugee Fund.
ST. MARY’S CHRISTMAS CARDS. Additional sets of the Christmas cards made by Emma, Myka, Lucy, and Eli included in our Advent “Spiritual Care Package” may also be purchased from the office at cost of $5.00 in support of the St. Mary’s Refugee Fund.