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Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Luke's Anglican Church

Hello everyone, 
This post is dedicated to the wonderful women of St. Luke's Anglican Church. The alter guild and the ACW (Anglican Church Women) are an amazing group of women who serve the Lord in many ways. Inwardly we pray for serenity and outwardly we show our love by example of good works for our church and others in need.
On December 21, 2014 was the fourth Sunday in Advent.
 After the morning service the parish gathered together to 
'Green the Church'
Greening the Church is a long standing tradition for the Christmas season. 
Poinsettias, Greens and Cedar Fronds adore the alter and alter rail. 
Red and Green are more secular colors of Christmas. They derive from older European practices of using evergreens and holly to symbolize ongoing life and hope that Christ’s birth brings into a cold world. 
The red hangings and red chalice veil are setup for the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle to be celebrated on December 22, 2014. Greening was placed around the door and on the window sills.
We are so blessed to have a beautiful pipe organ and a grand piano to use for services and musical events.
The Advent wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. On the wreath, five candles are typically arranged. During the season of Advent one candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
For more information about the tradition of the Advent wreath
White hangings and white chalice veil are used for the Christmas season ending January 5th.  
Thank you for visiting and sharing in my joy of 
"Greening the Church"
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P.S. My 5 year blogging Anniversary is on 
Christmas Day 
December 25, 2009-December 25, 2014
Wow!!! A lot of water under that bridge. LOL♥

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