In Person & Virtual Services at
Church of the Advent
Winter 2023 Offerings
Morning Prayer & Announcements on Facebook Live
Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 9am
Healing Prayer on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday @ 9am
Holy Eucharist Rite I
Every Sunday @ 7:45am
Holy Eucharist Contemporary Rite II
Every Sunday @ 9am
Holy Eucharist Traditional Rite II
also Livestream on Facebook Live & YouTube
Every Sunday @ 10:15am
Worship Ministry Leadership
For further information, contact the Worship Commission via [email protected]
What to expect at each service
This service is a quiet, contemplative service with a smaller attendance of approximately 30 people, and it is typically less than an hour in length.
Though it follows the same pattern as our 10:15 a.m. service and includes Holy Communion, the liturgy and prayers at this service use the older language found in Rite One of our prayer book (The Book of Common Prayer).
This older language is similar to the 16th and 17th century English found in the King James version of the Bible. We typically do not have music at this service; it is entirely spoken.
This is the shortest of our three services on Sunday mornings, lasting about 35 minutes.
Though it is designed to appeal to families with young children, it is attended by worshippers of all ages.
This service includes music from a variety of styles and a celebration of Holy Communion, and it ends in time for children to attend Sunday school.
This service is the larger of our three Sunday services, and it typically lasts about an hour.
This service includes Holy Communion, and the prayers and liturgy used in this service are taken from Rite Two in our prayer book (The Book of Common Prayer), meaning that the prayers are written in modern, contemporary English.
Music is an important component of this worship service as well, and it includes congregational hymns, choral music sung by soloists and our choir, and music provided on the organ, piano, handbells, and other instruments.
Music @ Advent
Music Ministry Upcoming Special Events
Sunday, February 12th at 4pm
Please join us for a Concert of Spirituals.
If, as Ken Burns says in his JAZZ PBS Series that, ‘Jazz is the soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century’; Black Spirituals document the journey. There is an urgency that one feels with Spirituals. It is more than the syncopated rhythms and the moving harmonies. It is a sung prayer from a people who were formerly enslaved in a land that had outlawed slavery.
Our faith journey, regardless of one’s color, is like that. God is always knocking on the door to our hearts. Even as he ascended into heaven…. He said: I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS. These were the last words our Lord Jesus said before ascending into heaven. Knowing that, creates a very different perspective from the world that exists around us. The fact that He said that ‘I AM WITH YOU’…makes every moment of life meaningful. (paraphrased from Jesus Calling –Sarah Young)
Come feel that urgency filled with praise and adoration for the One who calls us home…to our eternal home.
Sunday, March 12th at 4pm
Lenten Taize Service
Music Ministry Leadership
Wilson Somers, Director of Music
For further information about our Music Ministry, contact Wilson via [email protected]
Leon Spencer, Director of Handbell Choir