Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete/Rejoice at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in #Chattanooga

The third candle of the Advent wreath represents Gaudete/Rejoice. May this be a time to rejoice in the season. Grace and peace to all.

The Fourth Sunday Of Advent At St. Peter’s Episcopal in #Chattanooga

My priest, Fr. Quinn Parman preaching the Eucharist on the fourth Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. This Advent season has indeed been very different but our parish has indeed adapted by meeting for worship outdoors and socially distanced. Peace of The Lord be with us all in the days ahead as we head toward Christmas day and a new year.

First Sunday Of Advent #Advent #Episcopal

My church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church observed this first Sunday of Advent this morning with my priest Fr. Quinn celebrating mass. Advent is an observance of awaiting the Christ child in the Christian tradition. A candle is lit every Sunday and on Christmas Eve before Christmas day.

Advent, A Time To Slow Down

During the season of Advent, people are encouraged to slow down. Wait. Anticipate the coming of the star attraction which for many is Jesus. For others, it could be just to slow life down because people are so busy. It’s interesting that leisure time has such a premium for those who are booked solid on their calendars. It seems like some want to just get through the holidays for one reason or another but maybe chilling out and not letting the pomp and circumstance get the best of us.

Especially when one is grieving now is the time to take things easy and allow for the emotions of life and the situation to be felt and to continue to deal with things. I think in general we need to slow down and give more time for ourselves and the people we love and care about. What we don’t have we shouldn’t stress over.