Happy Liturgical New Year! Yesterday, we celebrated the First Sunday in Advent. The church is now draped in purple, we are kicking on lectionary year C, and we are preparing for the coming of our Lord. What do you love most about the Advent season?
The Diocese Youth Steering Committee is so excited about Nightwatch that they’ve extended the registration deadline until Tuesday, November 24! They want the youth of our Diocese to come together for a night of fun and creative prayer in the sacred space of the Cathedral. This program provides youth with an opportunity to meet other Episcopal young people and explore their spiritual side during Advent.
Nightwatch is a Friday evening and overnight spiritual retreat for the youth (grades 6-12) of our diocese and their adult chaperones. Your group will have the opportunity to unplug from the distractions and stresses of daily life to connect with God. The program includes contemplative and creative worship, reflection, games, snacks, and more! Cost is $25. Scholarships are available.
Questions? Contact Alison Bocking at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-255-7729, ext. 237
Spread the word! We have made some changes to our schedule and have re-purposed the series for a middle school audience.
- Nov. 15, 2015: Nutrition
- Jan. 10, 2015: Smart Grocery Shopping
- Feb. 14, 2016: Dealing w/Stress
- Mar. 13, 2016: Cooking – St. Paul’s Kitchen
- Apr. 10, 2016: Cleaning/Maintaining a Home
- May 8, 2016: Animal Care
- Jun. 4, 2015: Sewing 101
There will be no youth group on Sunday, May 3rd. Joshua Layne is hosting a concert “Reflections on the Passion and Resurrection of Christ.” We hope everyone can come and support Joshua!
To download the Spring Youth Group schedule, click here.
We have some changes for our December Youth Group schedule. We have some wonderful things planned and hope everyone can participate.
- The first week of Advent, we have been invited to have dinner with Rev. Carolyn at her house. Drop off and pickup will be at the church. We will need one or two parents to help us carpool to Carolyn’s house.
- The second week of Advent, Joshua Layne will be hosting a piano concert at the church. He will be performing an original piece “Reflections on the Birth of Christ Based on the Gospel of Luke.” The youth group will provide a light reception following. We will need volunteers to bring drinks, snacks, plates, napkins, and cups.
- The third week of Advent the youth group will help Rev. Carolyn plan and host a Blue Christmas service.
- There will be no youth group the 4th Sunday of Advent.
- We will be back to our regular schedule on Sunday, December 28.
Are you familiar with the Daily Offices? Did you know that if you following the lessons for the Daily Offices for two years, you will have read the entire Bible? Did you know that 1/3 of the BCP is either a direct quote from the Bible or is dedicated to helping you study your Bible? Sunday evening, the Youth Group talked about the important of reading the Bible for ourselves and how we can use the Daily Office Lectionary on pages 936-995 in your BCP. We looked at Year One on the left page and Year Two on the right page.
How often do you read the Bible? Do you start at the beginning or do you follow the Daily Office Lectionary?