Isaiah 35:1-10, Canticle 18a (Song of Mary), James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11
Third Sunday of Advent

It’s the third Sunday of Advent, which we’re celebrating as Gaudete Sunday – the Sunday of the joy of our hearts’ being prepared for Jesus! Look for the theme of joy to run throughout our Service, in our Children’s Time, Advent Wreath lighting, Readings, Sermon, Hymns, and colour of our Vestments and Paraments. Fergus is officiating, and Bob is assisting and preaching.

As the Service is a Holy Eucharist, it’s our great joy to share Holy Communion together, physically or spiritually, feeding by faith with thanksgiving on the One who laid down his life for us, so that we may have his life within us always. When our Liturgy ends, the service begins, with a “Sending” forth into the world to spread, in word and in deed, Our Lord’s reign of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Today’s Service of Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our main Facebook page ( at 9:30 am. Following the service, the video will be posted on our YouTube Channel, and a link to the service will be added here. To watch this service in full screen mode, please click on the “Watch on YouTube” button in the lower left-hand corner of the video.   Please download the Order of Service in the Sermon Notes above if you would like to follow along. If you are sharing this Service online and don’t have Reserved Sacrament, you are invited to say the Prayer for Communion for those receiving Spiritual Communion also available above.  

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