Third Sunday in Advent - Christ Candles
An Opportunity for Silence
By Guy Evans
What do we do in Advent? Like Mary, we wait. We quiet ourselves, we reflect, we touch our deeper currents.
There may be no better tool to assist in this deep reflection than communal silence. Last year, to offer a form for such silence, we experimented with a new practice of hosting a prayer vigil to help prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming. This year, we will again create a sacred space in the church that will be staffed around the clock by hosts who sit silently for a few hours at a time. Would you consider being a 2-hour host on December 23rd or 24th?
The eternality of Advent is all around us. As we move into silence, the prayers of two millennia of saints spiral into our own. Hosts have the opportunity to be a part of this weaving.
If you are interested, this online signup form shows available time slots. Simply find a time that works for your schedule and type in your name.
If two-hours of silence is new to you, do not fear! Some ideas for how to structure your time will be provided. You will likely find it goes by quicker than you would imagine.
Silence is God’s original language. He invites us to know Him as we cultivate stillness in our outer and inner worlds.
Thank you for considering to be an Advent prayer vigil host this season.
Glue, Tissue Paper, Wax, and Children
During the Sunday School time in the 9:45 am service, children ages 3 and up are invited to hear the story of the Holy Family. The children will be dismissed after the Gloria and return after the sermon. Parents are welcome to attend. This week, after the 9:45 am service, we will meet downstairs to make Christ candles for the center of the Advent Wreaths or just for fun. (there is a beautiful example at the center of the Advent Wreath in the Sanctuary). Parents of young children, please plan to help during the craft time. If you missed the Sunday School parents newsletter, please click the link below!
St. Jude's Letter from Leah Dillman
It’s so hard to believe that here we are . . . at the beginning of another Advent, another Christmas, the cusp of another new year – and our third season raising money to support families in need in our Parish. It seems like every year we have difficult circumstances to contend with. Last year we were still in the thick of the pandemic, this year we are facing the hard fact that Christmas will be about 8% more expensive than it was in 2021! However, I am always the most inspired in my faith when the Church rises to her feet in times of trouble and rushes to envelope, protect, and bind the wounds of a world in constant need of compassion. Trinity has answered Jesus’ call to ‘love our neighbors’ in so many beautiful ways these past few years. Many of you might remember that …
Global Missions Meeting TONIGHT - Thurs, Dec 8
Come join us again as we continue to learn about our missions connections at Trinity. We will be meeting in the church office on Thursday, Dec 8 at 6:15pm. Come prepared to share about your current personal missions connections!
Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve Choir
Calling all singers (especially the men)! Our Lessons & Carols service is happening again this Christmas Eve at 11pm. Would you like to sing in the choir? Please inquire with Violet Madson at (509) 669-9940. There will be four rehearsals: three after the next three Sunday 2nd services (11am), and one just before the evening concert.
Christmas Eve Service
December 24 @ 11pm
Trinity Church has presented this traditional Kings College Choir service to the community since 2012. It includes Scripture readings, prayers and carols sung by a choir and the congregation.
Service followed by hot cider and treats by the heaters outside!
Trinity Church is Growing!
Two precious baby girls joined our church family within the last 24 hours! Meal trains have been set up for both families. Please consider blessing these families with meals. Meals are a true gift during the new baby adjustment period!
Welcome Susanna Jubilee Bell
Brent and Alyssa Bell (along with their boys, Sullivan and Jasper) welcomed their precious little girl, Susanna, into the world last night, December 7, at 11:39pm.
Welcome Esther Rae Leith
Carson and Lauren Leith (along with their kids, Emerson and Winifred) welcomed their adorable daughter, Esther, into the world this afternoon, December 8, at 1:57pm.
Key Info for Church this Fall
Our services are at 8:30am and 9:45am.