The season of Advent marks the start of the Christian year, and is a season of expectation and preparation as the Church looks forward to celebrating the birth of Christ.
Although it is a season of preparation, the characteristic note of Advent is expectation, rather than penitence. In this way it has a different mood from Lent. Commercial pressure has also made it harder to retain an appropriate sense of alert watchfulness in our anticipation of Christmas but, for many Christians, the Church's preparation for the coming of Christ is a powerful reminder of the real meaning of the season.
(From the Church of England Prayer and Worship site: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer- ... spx#Advent)
An Advent sermon by Pam Smith, web pastor
This forum contains a record of some of the music, videos and images that have been used during services in the i-church Chapel.
This forum contains a record of some of the services that have been held in the i-church Chapel, with music and videos that can be played again.
If you would like to attend anything in the Chapel or chatroom, you will be very welcome. Click on the 'Chapel' link at the top of the page and follow the instructions for setting up chatroom account. Please note that this is in addition to your Courtyard account!
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