All members of the Parish are invited to pause in the coming days and weeks as we journey together - at home and in person - through the season of Advent to Christmas. This year has not been what we had expected and after having to celebrate our holiest feast of the year at home at Easter, we are facing having to celebrate Advent and Christmas in modified ways as well. It is hard to not be able to celebrate in the ways which we are accustomed do, however our God is always constant and as we anticipate God's birth on earth at Christmas, we are invited to share in that in both new and familliar ways.
Here are some resources to help guide your prayer and reflection in your Advent journey to Christmas.
Advent in the Valley - This year's parish-wide Advent candle lighting prayers.
Weekly Advent Hymn Study prepared by Bishop Michael (see downloads each week below).
At Home with PWRDF - Sign up to receive daily emails during Advent that contain a scripture, a prayer, and a short reflection about how the work of PWRDF has shaped our faith. Link takes you to the page to sign up for these emails.
COVID Christmas - Episcopal Priest Josephine Robertson has written some at home Christmas Eve services (with and without an at home pageant) as well as an excellent list of suggestions of how you can prayerfully journey through Advent and celebrate Christmas in a COVID-safe way at home. Her ideas are accessible for families of all sizes, from one and up.
Advent Online - A library of Advent online resources for individual Christians and churches.
A printable 2020 Advent Calendar with easy activities you can do every day in Advent.
An Online Advent Calendar with a short prayer and activity for each day in Advent, prepared by the Sunday School at Mountainside United Church, Montreal.
Christmas Eve Late Night Prayer for any time and any place.