It’s the first Sunday of Advent, and my church, St. Johns York Mills Anglican, recognized this in a variety of ways. The colours changed: which appears to be common in Anglican churches. The rector spoke on being a “contagious church”: I’ll have to think about a couple of his points, but for the most part they seemed sound. The text this week was from Acts 4, and we noted the difference between boldness and arrogance. How many times we confuse the two… and our testimony (our capacity to be that “contagious church”) suffers.
Afterwards we had a potluck, and the youth group served crepes trying to raise money for their projects. The church has only recently been restructured, so it’s been an experiment in figuring the best way to accommodate people for different purposes. After lunch my friend Ted, who’s a student at Wycliffe College downtown, spoke about his recent missions trip to Tanzania to work with the people.
There are more pictures on my Flickr site.