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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rector will be conducting services alone on behalf of the congregation. As members of the congragation, we would like to thank him and his wife Lorraine who is filming and our prayers are with them during this time.

THE EUCHARIST FOR THE FEAST OF ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE

The Patron of Scotland, Barbados, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Patras, Burgundy, San Andrés (Tenerife), Diocese of Parañaque, Candaba, Pampanga, Telhado [pt], Sarzana,[1] Pienza,[2] Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria; fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, protection against sore throats, protection against convulsions, protection against fever, protection against whooping cough

EUCHARIST FOR ADVENT SUNDAY – THE CONCLUSION

The Advent Wreath
The Advent Wreath in St. John’s has three purple candles, reflecting the liturgical colour for Advent, with a pink candle for the Third Sunday, when rose-pink vestments are traditionally worn. The first candle is lit on Advent Sunday; additional ones are lit, one on each Sunday, and the white or gold one on Christmas Day. The new candle each week may appropriately be lit at the beginning of the Eucharist or during the Prayers of Penitence. In this case the material entitled ‘Prayers of Penitence at the Advent Wreath’ is used. Alternatively, the candles may be lit after the Gospel Reading, before the Peace, or after Communion, where the prayer(s) used at the lighting becomes a natural Post-Communion prayer. At St John’s we light our Candles at the beginning of the Eucharist. All five candles may appropriately be alight during services throughout the Christmas season. There are several traditions about the meaning or theme of each candle. The scheme that accords best with the Common Worship Principal Service Lectionary is:
Advent 1 The Patriarchs: Hope (Purple)
Advent 2 The Prophets: Faith (Purple)
Advent 3 John the Baptist Joy (Rose)
Advent 4 The Virgin Mary Love (Purple)
Christmas Day: The Christ Light (White)
Each of the four Sundays then reminds us of those who prepared for the coming of Christ. ‘The Patriarchs’ can naturally focus on Abraham, our father in faith, and David, the ancestor in whose city Jesus was born. ‘The Prophets’ gives an opportunity to reflect on the way the birth of the Messiah was ‘foretold’. John, who proclaimed the Saviour, and Mary, who bore him in her womb, complete the picture.

EUCHARIST FOR ADVENT SUNDAY (Part 2) The Sermon; Canon Boyd

We watch and we wait

ADVENT SUNDAY: THE FIRST EUCHARIST OF ADVENT (part 1)

The four-week long period of Advent – Adventus Domini – prepares us for the coming of Jesus Christ the Saviour at Christmas, but it also reminds us that Christ will come again and we should be ready for the Last Judgement, when we will ALL be judged. So in this penitential season we think of sin, our own and the world’s. Saints’ days and solemnities throughout the season help us to focus particularly on the mystery of the Incarnation, and what will be the coming in glory of Jesus Christ.
WE light the first of the Advent Candles

EVENSONG ON SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020

The Feast of Christ the King

CHRIST THE KING – PRINCIPAL MASS (EUCHARIST)

COMPLETION OF 8.00am HOLY COMMUNION

FEAST DAY OF CHRIST THE KING – HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)

COMPLETION OF WEDNESDAY’S EUCHARIST

Eucharist commemorating: St Margaret of Scotland 1093. Hugh Bishop of Lincoln 1200 and Elizabeth of Hungary 1231
celebrated by Fr Andrew Malcolm

Wednesday 18 November 2020 St Margaret of Scotland 1093 and others

Eucharist commemorating: St Margaret of Scotland 1093. Hugh Bishop of Lincoln 1200 and Elizabeth of Hungary 1231
celebrated by Fr Andrew Malcolm

EVENSONG: 23rd Sunday after Trinity. 15 November 2020

The Evening Office of the Anglican Church.
Very short Sermon

THE PRINCIPAL EUCHARIST: 2nd Sunday before Advent

Collect: Heavenly Father, you long for the world to seek the salvation that is our through Jesus Christ: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
First Reading: Zephaniah 1: 7. 12 – end. The Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 11
. The Gospel: Matthew 25: 14 – 30
. The Sermon: The Last Judgement.