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Monday, 30 November 2015

ADVENT FESTIVAL: St Michael's Mill Hill "Advent Message"

The Advent Festival took place at St Michael's last night.  A large choir augmented by several guest singers sang a selection of Advent and Christmtastide carols interspersed with lessons and prayers.  The congregation were given candles which were lit at the beginning and end of the Festival with the Church in darkness. A sizable congregation gathered to enjoy a feast of good music and spiritual message to launch the season of Advent.

In the Service sheet the vicar explained the meaning of Advent :

WHY ADVENT ?

  • Advent is full of the present and not yet of God's kingdom. Advent speaks to the tension between reality and God's future. Advent helps us get a sense of what it feels like to be secure in what is to come yet still have to wait.

  • To help us see beyond our present. 

  • To give us a lens through which to see God at work when it seems only evil gets the spotlight. 

  • To assure us that God has secured a future for us that breaks into our present and really, truly changes our here and now.


DETAILS OF CHRISTMAS SERVICES WILL BE POSTED ON BROADWAY BLOG Later in the week.

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