St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Worship and Music - Advent

John Hurd and the Girl Choir during Lessons and Carols

Worship is the heart of our life at St. Columba’s, and we offer prayer through and are nurtured by the Holy Eucharist. Our Sunday and weekday Eucharists use Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer and other supplemental rites available to us. Rite II is often thought of as the less formal liturgical form. St. Columba’s mission statement affirms that we seek to be “rich in worship,” so we try to offer worship that is inviting for people of all ages, with music of many styles and preaching that seeks to bring the Gospel to life. Our Sunday Eucharists are also occasions when we regularly celebrate baptisms throughout the year. In the Eucharist, Christ is present, welcoming us all, whoever we are. We hope you will come and discover this experience of welcome and then join us in serving God’s world after you leave.

We are celebrating the Season of Advent, the beginning of the Church’s Year. Advent is a four-week season of preparation for our celebration of the birth of Christ at Christmas. The keynote of the season is spiritual readiness, our willingness to be changed by the coming of God’s Son into our lives. We mark the season visually by the use of blue and violet vestments.

Photo: Barbara McGowan

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