Along with the worship resource and reflection, you will find a UnitingCare Glenelg newsletter attached. I hope you are inspired by reading about the ministry we share and will consider ways to connect with and support what is happening.
Our Church Council Chairperson, Chris Croucher, and I met this week to discuss details for Advent and Christmas worship. We are pleased to announce the following:
- Beginning in Advent (29 November), we will include singing in a significant way as part of our gathered worship. The Season of Advent is a time of yearning and anticipation, something that music is able to facilitate well in our experience and therefore a fitting time to reintroduce it in worship.
- Also, a quiet communion service will be offered in the church (sanctuary) each Sunday at 8:30 am. A simple liturgy will include pray-ers, scripture reading and silent reflection followed by communion gathered around the table. (We are in need of someone willing to serve as marshal at the sign in table for one or all the weeks.)
- On Christmas Eve we will keep vigil with Mary on the footpath in front of the church once again. Worship will include gentle carols, prayer, and silence as we attend the incarnation of Christ in the midst of the bustle of the street.
- Christmas Day worship will be at 10:00 am in the church. We anticipate the space and full voice singing will enable us to celebrate the Feast of the Incarnation with joy.
A flyer will be forthcoming with full details for Advent and Christmas. Please help us spread the word. All of the above assumes the COVID situation remains stable in South Australia, of course.
I look forward to welcoming many of you for gathered worship on Sunday morning.
Rev. Christine Gilbert Minister of the Word St Andrew's by the Sea Uniting Church 92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045 P: (08) 8295 1771 E: [email protected]