4 December 2022 – Second Sunday of Advent

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

Sadly, we had issues with our live-stream again this week. We have now fixed the problem, and it should work properly in the future!

We were able to record the service, and you are able watch or re-watch it on YouTube at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

John the Baptiser preaches to crowds on the banks of the Jordan River.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.