The Rev. Ben Robertson preaches a sermon for 1 Advent at the Chapel of the Cross.
On Sunday, 17 December, the parish will enjoy one of the great celebrations of the Anglican tradition: the Festival of Lessons & Carols. First held on Christmas Eve 1919 in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, and based on a service at Truro Cathedral in 1880, the Festival is a beautiful preparation for Christmas featuring exquisite music, beloved hymns, and the reading of scripture foretelling and proclaiming the incarnation of Christ. Please join us at 8:45 and 11 on Sunday, 17 December for a very special morning at the Chapel.
Come join us Monday, December 11, at 6pm in the parish hall for the November edition of the Chapel Grille. The Dolphins and the Patriots will be on the big screen and copious amounts of meat on the grill. Bring a beverage (beer, wine, non-alcoholic) and a meat of your choice to cook to your liking. Delicious sides will be provided. Bring $10 for outreach. Reach out and bring a friend.
We are taking orders for smoked meats for Christmas. Just as at Thanksgiving, our smoking team are offering hams, pork shoulders and turkeys. They are $40/each or 3 for $115. The deadline for ordering is Monday, December 18. Meat pick-up will be on Thursday, December 21 between 5 and 7pm. Call the Chapel Office at 601.856.2593 to place your order.
From the Blog
Doing unto the least of these is a great way to be aware, to keep alert, to stay awake, and to live our lives in the hope and expectation of Christ’s coming again.
We begin our new liturgical year this coming Sunday with the beginning of the Advent season. The word Advent is derived from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming”. We celebrate four Sundays of Advent, followed by 12 days of Christmas. At the end of the 12 days, we celebrate the Epiphany, when we acknowledge the arrival of the Magi to worship our newborn Christ child and give Him gifts.
NEWSFLASH: I have kids and they enjoy Disney movies. Especially Pixar movies. Anna loves “The Incredibles” and “Inside Out.” Henry loves “A Bug’s Life” and “Cars.” My favorite is Toy Story 2, especially the outtakes which still cause me to roll on the floor with laughter.