ADVENT AT ST. MATTHEW'S
What is Advent?
Advent is the first season of the church year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” The season is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming celebration of our Lord's nativity, and for the final coming of Christ “in power and glory.”
ADVENT WREATH MAKING
All are invited to the Parish Hall on Sunday, November 27th following our 9:30 service to make Advent wreaths to take home. Prayer cards are also available to use for candle lighting each week.
ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING
Sunday Services During Advent
Families interested in our Advent Wreath lighting on a Sunday in December are invited to sign up on our Christmas Volunteer Sheet. We would love for your family to participate in this special moment of our Advent services.
IT'S TIME - SERMON SERIES
Join us every Sunday during Advent as we prepare our hearts for the most wonderful time of the year. It's about time we wake up, reconnect, dream, listen and act! Let us prepare for the birth of Jesus together.
Nov. 27th- It's Time to Wake Up and Say Goodbye to the Anti Hero, with Rev. Rob Merola
Dec. 4th - It's Time to Reconnect - Discussion with Rev. Rob Merola & Rev. Mary Margaret Winn
Dec. 11th - It's Time to Plant Seeds with Genevieve Zetlan
Dec. 18th - It's Time to Dream, Listen & Act with Rev. Mary Margaret Winn
From Generation to Generation - by a Sanctified Art*
The stories, scriptures, and traditions of the Christmas season have been passed down to us throughout the generations. Many of us enter this season with a swell of memories and emotions as vast as the cultural and religious rituals this holiday holds. Like a tapestry woven throughout time, the Christmas story weaves us in—to remember how God has shown up in the past, to continue the work of collective liberation, to behold the presence of God in flesh and bone.
From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together.
*Limited quantities of printed devotionals are available for pick up beginning November 27th, or download a digital copy for home use HERE.