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Welcome to St. Gregory's
where Christ challenges us each and every day to love him and love each other

November 2016

Advent Begins November 27th!

Advent, a season of four Sundays, opens the church year and begins the 4th Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The word, Advent, consists of two Latin words: ad-venire, “to come to.” Advent’s message is that God in Christ is coming to the world; the Message of Advent is to “prepare.” Beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, Holy Communion will be celebrated on the four Sundays in Advent. The altar hangings and the clergy vestments will change to blue during Advent. Purple was the traditional color of the season; purple signifies a time of repentance while we take stock of our spiritual lives and patiently await the arrival of our Lord. In more recent times; some churches have adopted blue as the color of Advent. Blue represents hope, expectation, and heaven. Blue was the color of Advent in the early ancient church, and has been recovered again in our tradition. The Advent Wreath Adds Focus to the Season. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent. Three candles are blue (or purple) and one is pink or rose. Look for the addition of the wreath and candle-lighting at Advent services.  We will be using Rite II during Advent.

Nov 20
Pastor Chris Anderson
Nov 27Pastor Chris Anderson
Dec 4Pastor Chris Anderson
Dec 11
Father Tom Scott
Dec 18
Pastor Chris Anderson
Dec 24
Pastor Chris Anderson

Service Cancellations
In the event of extreme weather and/or hazardous road and parking lot conditions which will cause the cancellation of services, meetings or events at St. Gregory’s, the information will be:
  •  Sent out by email;
  •  Posted on WZZM TV13 & WOTV8 and WOTV4;
  •  If in doubt, Call the Senior Warden

Sunday Worship at

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
(no music at the early service)

Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., September-May