May
6
11:15 AM11:15

Music Appreciation Sunday Reception

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall Following the 10:15 AM services as we celebrate the wonderful talent shared with us each Sunday at Advent! 

Choir, children's choir, musicians, and our music director all deserve recognition and praise for their time and talent! Our services would not be the same with out them!

All are welcome!

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May
13
8:30 AM08:30

Mother's Day Appreciation Brunch

Please join us as we celebrate our Mothers! 
A brunch in their honor will be in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. 

Families are all welcome! 

Please contact our office, or look for the  sign up in the Narthex to RSVP- this is so we know how much food to provide.

Thank you!

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May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Pentecost Picnic


This is our annual parish picnic. Please call the office at 610 444 4624 to let us know you are coming and what you would like to bring (side dish, salad, or dessert) or if you are able to help! We  supply the drinks, burgers, and hotdogs...all are welcome- bring a friend! 

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
— Romans 15:13
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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

Earth Day Clean Up Celebration!

WHO: All members of Advent.  -- Wear your work clothes to Church!

WHAT:  Grounds clean up and lunch at Advent

Where:  Church gardens and grounds

When: Sunday, April 22nd immediately following the 10:15 service, about 11:30 a.m.

Why:  The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 ~ 48 years ago!  The purpose was to draw attention to the need for good stewardship of our Earth.  We want to honor this day by taking care of our grounds at Advent and in the process enjoy each others company.  Wear your work clothes to church!  Bring work gloves, rakes, shovels and pruning shears.  We will provide lunch, snacks and water to drink.  

All we ask is that you sign up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall so we can estimate our food.

 

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Apr
1
9:15 AM09:15

Easter Egg Hunt

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter tradition at Advent! Children from pre-school to elementary school ages are invited to come come to the lawn adjacent to the memorial Garden for an Easter Egg Hunt (Weather permitting). 

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Great Vigil of Easter

The first celebration of Jesus' Resurrection occurs on Easter  Eve, the Saturday evening prior to Easter Sunday. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for The Great Vigil of Easter!  We will begin outside as dusk begins to fall, and enter a darkened church with lighted candles, singing, 'The Light of Christ!'  Standing together by candlelight, Good Friday's darkness is broken to the strains of an ancient, chanted Hymn, the Exsultet.  After Scripture is read and our Baptismal promises renewed, we explode with Easter joy as we shout out for the first time:  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Bring bells to ring as organ and percussion ring out the Good News!   With special Gospel and jazz music, we will celebrate the First Holy Eucharist of Easter.  "Join us in this celebration of EASTER JOY!"

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday

"Maundy" comes from the Latin for "mandatory," referring to our Lord's commandment to 'do this in remembrance of me.' The day's liturgy contains a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Footwashing, which is the expression of loving neighbor as God has loved us through the sacred meal, and the stripping of the alter. For as the Maundy Thursday liturgy ends, we enter the darkness of Good Friday. 

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday of in Holy Week: Tenebrae

Derived from the Latin for 'darkness,' Tenebrae is a special form of worship that uses sequential reading from scripture with candles to express Christ's presence and how the events of Holy Week seek to extinguish his light. After each scripture reading, one candle is extinguished, until at the end of the service only one candle's light remains. 

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Mar
18
9:15 AM09:15

First Communion Preparation

Ages 4 - elementary school

 

In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians may receive communion at any age. Whether your child currently receives communion,  you are considering their participation, or you want them to have a "refresher," you are invited to have them join us for first communion preparation.  

 

In this child-oriented time, we will talk about what to do at communion, what Eucharist is, and why we do it the way we do.  We will also offer all participants the opportunity to receive communion.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE by March 9.

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Mar
14
5:45 PM17:45

Lenten Potluck Supper-Sharing Our Stories

Please join us as we gather at 5:45 to share a potluck supper. 

Just bring a dish to share (entree, salad, vegetable, or dessert) so we can enjoy a quiet evening together. 

After supper, a member of the Congregation will share something about their spiritual journey. We will then have a simple Eucharist together. 

All are welcome! 

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Feb
28
5:45 PM17:45

Lenten Potluck Supper- Sharing Our Stories

Please join us as we gather at 5:45 to share a potluck supper. 

Just bring a dish to share (entree, salad, vegetable, or dessert) so we can enjoy a quiet evening together. 

After supper, a member of the Congregation will share something about their spiritual journey. We will then have a simple Eucharist together. 

All are welcome! 

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Mercy: The Role of Christians in Homelessness and Poverty

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall with the Advent/St. Michael's youth group to the first of an occasional inter-generational dialogue series: Fath Conversations about Challenging Topics. 
Our guest speaker for our discussion on Mercy is homeless  speaker and artist Matthew Works. We'll hear from Matthew, then have time for dialouge together. 
Please bring a dessert to share. All are welcome!

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Feb
21
5:45 PM17:45

Lenten Potluck Supper- Sharing Our Stories

Please join us as we gather at 5:45 to share a potluck supper. 

Just bring a dish to share (entree, salad, vegetable, or dessert) so we can enjoy a quiet evening together. 

After supper, a member of the Congregation will share something about their spiritual journey. We will then have a simple Eucharist together. 

All are welcome! 

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Feb
13
5:45 PM17:45

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Please join us as our Youth Group makes and serve pancakes to our Parish family in anticipation of Lent!

This is an annual tradition not to be missed! All are welcome as we celebrate the day before serious reflection and fasting begin - we will have our children  bury paper Alleluias after the dinner, as we will not be saying them again until Easter Sunday. 

 

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Feb
4
7:45 AM07:45

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Super Bowl Sunday please bring donations of canned fruit, whole grain cereal, and dried beans to church. After each service, our hyouth will collect the items (along with any monetary donations) 

All donations will go to Kennett Area Community Services to combat hunger in our local community. 

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Scrapbooking Crop

Saturday, 1/27/18 in the Fellowship Hall. 
A day of scrapbooking! Come and learn or work on a project you've already started. Cricut, die cut machines, embellishments, stickers, paper- share and share alike. 
A light breakfast and lunch will be available. $25 in cludes food, use of all machines and materials.

RSVP to the Church office by 1/24/18 so we know how much food to get.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

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