Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

28 November 2010

Sermon, Advent I, Year A, 2010


Sermon in which the Very Rev. Daniel Richards lays out an agenda for Advent. We are servants and children waiting for our Master to return home from a long journey. While we wait, we are to be a people shaped by the logic of hope, a people of identity in the unfolding mystery of Christ, and a people of fairness at home and justice in the world.

A Note from the Rector

Happy Advent,

A couple months ago now, we had the Great Conversation: partOne Worship, and there were a couple of practical suggestions that came to be implemented this week. We went back to a simpler bulletin format (one page), and we simplified the Prayers of the People and referred the congregation back to the list in their one page bulletins for concerns. Lastly we began Advent with a children's sermon by Laura Mittelstaedt, our director of Children and Youth Ministries. We also introduced the new music in the service before we began. So it was a little longer than you can normally expect, but what a week.

I just wanted to point out that the conversation matters. We cannot do everything everyone wants, of course. But your voice does matter in our community. Grace bends like wheat in the abundant field, first this way then that, bowing to one and then another.

In Grace,

daniel+


P.S. Here is the Children's Sermon

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