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ADVENT – CHRISTMAS 2014

God is Offering You a Grace this Advent - Don’t Miss out

ADVENT IS A TIME OF PREPARING FOR THE LORD.

HOW MIGHT EACH OF US RECEIVE THIS GRACE DURING ADVENT? We need to find times and ways to be present to the Lord’s Coming in our lives for there is only one gift at Christmas, the gift of our Lord. “The Father is always willing to give, but it is up to us to unwrap the Father’s gift of Jesus to you.”

  • Attend the Wednesday Evening Advent series at St. Francis:
    • December 3, Wednesday – 6:00 PM Advent Supper and Program -- BRING A DISH TO SHARE!
      • "Bless, Blessing, and Blessed: Making all things Sacred"
      • Encountering the divine in the common and the humble.
    • December 10, Wednesday – 6:00 PM Advent Supper and Program -- BRING A DISH TO SHARE!
      • "Bless, Blessing, and Blessed: Making all things Sacred"
      • Encountering the divine in the common and the humble.
    • December 17, Wednesday - 5:30 PM Advent Supper and Program -- BRING A DISH TO SHARE!
      • "Bless, Blessing, and Blessed: Making all things Sacred"
      • Encountering the divine in the common and the humble.

  • Spend time with the Lord in worship; put God first. Only Jesus fills our emptiness – and we can meet Him and receive his grace in the Eucharist. Services during Advent & Christmas:
    • Sunday, November 30 -- 1st Sunday of Advent
      • 8:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion) Said Service
      • 9:30 AM Christian Education for All ages
      • 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion)
      • 3:00 PM La Santa Misa
    • Sunday, December 7 -- 2nd Sunday of Advent
      • 8:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion) Said Service
      • 9:30 AM Christian Education for All ages
      • 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion)
      • 3:00 PM La Santa Misa
    • Sunday, December 14 -- 3rd Sunday of Advent
      • 8:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion) Said Service
      • 9:30 AM Christian Education for All ages
      • 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion)
      • 3:00 PM La Santa Misa
    • Sunday, December 21 -- 4th Sunday of Advent
      • 8:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion) Said Service
      • 9:30 AM Christian Education for All ages
      • 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist (Communion)
      • 3:00 PM La Santa Misa
    • Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 5:00 PM.
    • Thursday, December 25, 8:00 AM Christmas Day Service.
    • Sunday, December 28 -- First Sunday after Christmas
      • 8:30 AM Morning Prayer
      • 9:30 AM Christian Education for All ages
      • 10:30 AM Morning Prayer
      • 3:00 PM La Santa Misa

  • Other Christmas Events
    • Friday, December 5, 5:00 PM
      • Meet @ Church - Carvan to Cliffs of the Neuse for Annual Flotilla, Christmas Tree Lighting, and watch Chrsitmas movies
      • Flotilla & Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 6PM
    • Friday, December 19, 6:30 PM
      • Frantastix's Christmas Party at the Rae's
    • Sunday, December 21, 4:00 PM
      • Christ Child Christmas Party, St. Francis Parish Hall.

Advent is a time when God will visit you; prepare His way! Let us not miss Him?

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas

We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.

We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.

We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.

To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”

Amen.
(Henri Nouwen)

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St. Francis Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 11406
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Goldsboro, NC 27532
Voice: 919-735-9845
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E-mail:
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The Reverend Doug Culton, Priest-in-Charge,
may be reached by e-mail at parish@stfrancisgoldsboro.org or call the Parish Office.

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