Sunday Services

9:30AM choral Rite II Eucharist


The season of Advent
means there is something on the horizon
the like of which we have never seen before.
It is not possible to keep it from coming,
because it will.

That’s just how Advent works.
What is possible is to not see it, to miss it,
to turn just as it brushes past you…

So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry.
Ponder. Wait.  Behold. Wonder.
There will be time enough for running.
For rushing. For worrying. For pushing.

For now, stay.
Something is on the horizon.

Jan L. Richardson
In Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas

In the church, we hear this admonition year after year. Slow down! It’s advent! The warning can become so commonplace that we fail to hear its message. But in it there is deep truth. At a time of year that calls for busyness—parties, presents, meals, shopping, decorating, celebrating, traditions galore—it is easy to lose ourselves in it all and somehow miss it.  It is possible to feel the days pass and the energy escalate but as the day dawns feel as if something has elusively brushed past us, something has just escaped our grasp.

I find that when I am constantly busy, I am never waiting, rarely anticipating, more just jumping from moment to moment. But something big is on the horizon… God made human. In the flesh. Sent to live among us as one of us. Sent to bring us back to God.

So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry.
Ponder. Wait.  Behold. Wonder.

Something is on the horizon.