Advent Speaker Series – Wednesday nights in Advent!
Our annual Advent Speaker Series entitled “The Gifts We Bring” will be on Wednesday nights in Advent from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. This includes a spiritual talk for adults and children’s program for children. Every age is welcomed and can be enriched by these Advent talks!
The talks will focus on the three gifts given my the Magi to Jesus – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
And just as we did last year, we’re giving away the gifts to every participant (adult and child) who attends the talk. Participants each night will walk away with a small gift memento of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Come learn about the meaning behind the gifts offered by the three Magi and take home your own!
All talks will be held in the main Church at Saint Andrew parish and are free of charge.
Gold Tested: A New King & A New Model of Discipleship (Gold)
December 5, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Presented by Fr. Sergio Romo
We often get swept away by what is shiny and new and… golden. But the Magi give the sign of kingship (gold) to Jesus because he represents a new model of leadership, a new way of being king. Participants will each be gifted with their own keepsake of gold.
Let Our Prayer Rise Up Like Incense Before You! (Frankincense)
December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Presented by Decon Eric Sorensen
The gift of frankincense was a gift of prayer. It was a burnt offering that rose up to God and carried our prayers. In both times of difficulty and times of joy, we need the gift that Jesus possess, for our prayers to rise up and lift our spirits. Participants will each be gifted with their own keepsake of frankincense.
There is Myrrh to the Story: Hidden Messages in Jesus’ Birth (Myrrh)
December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Presented by Decon Mark Purdome
As the symbol of Myrrh will reveal, there are meanings hidden in the story of Christ’s birth that you never even knew where there. What is Myrrh and why was it used? Why was it even a gift at Epiphany? Come find out! Participants will each be gifted with their own keepsake of myrrh.