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Fourth Sunday of Advent- Our Lady of Advent

Article posted: 18 Dec 2016

When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:18

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Third Sunday of Advent- Gaudete Sunday

Article posted: 11 Dec 2016

Rejoice in the Lord always! I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near.

Philippians 4:4-5

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Second Sunday of Advent- St Nicholas

Article posted: 4 Dec 2016

All of you who love to celebrate,

Come and sing the praises of the most noble of bishops,

The glory of the ancient fathers,

A fountain of wonders and great protector of the poor.

Rejoice, faithful helper of the afflicted,

And fervent advocate of those who are oppressed.

O, holy bishop Nicholas,

Never cease to intercede with Christ our God,

For those who honour your blessed memory

with faith and love.

Byzantine Vespers Verses
 

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First Sunday of Advent- Advent Waiting

Article posted: 27 Nov 2016

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

James 5:7-8

Desires are nourished by delays.

English Proverb

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Things Church Members Should Say to Guests in a Worship Service

Article posted: 21 Nov 2015

One of the more common questions I'm asked relates to growth barriers. For example, church leaders may want to know how to move past the 150-attendance level of the past five years. Or other leaders desire to know how to break though financial giving barriers.

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