Why a Season of Creation?
First, because God is first and foremost the Creator of all life. Second, because we were created with the rest of nature. Third, because God has given us a creation to celebrate with! Fourth, because through worship we have an opportunity to come to terms with the current ecological crises in a spiritual way so as to empathize with a groaning creation. Fifth, because this season enables us to celebrate the many ways in which Christ is connected with creation. So, enjoy this season; be challenged by this season from September 8 up to and including Thanksgiving Sunday.
September 8, 2019
Ordinary Season: October 20 - November 24, 2019
A special season are things like: Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas. Whenever the Church isn't celebrating one of these, it is Ordinary Time. ... This means that Ordinary Time takes up more than half of the liturgical year.
October 20, 2019
November 10 - Remembrance Day Sunday
November 17 - Guest preacher Rev. Michael Collison
November 27 - Reign of Christ Sunday
Season of Advent December 1 - 24, 2019
What is Advent?
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. There are three meanings of 'coming' that Christians describe in Advent. The first, and most thought of, happened about 2000 years ago when Jesus came into the world as a baby to live as a man and die for us. The second can happen now as Jesus wants to come into our lives now. And the third will happen in the future when Jesus comes back to the world as King and Judge, not a baby.
- December 1 - Hope (service will include communion, open to anyone and everyone)
- December 8 - Peace
- December 15 - Joy
- December 22 - Love
- December 24 - Christmas Eve, 7pm