Decemeber 3, Announcements

FLOWERS AT THE  ALTAR are given this week to the Glory of God, by Rebecca Soberon-Blake in loving memory of her Father and Mother.

THE AUMBRY CANDLE burns this week to the Glory of God, given by Jann Callaghan Cullen, in loving memory of her mother, Lil Callaghan, on the anniversary of her birthday.

DIOCESAN PRAYER: The Cathedral Chapter - The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, Chair;     The Deanery of Point Grey – The Rev. Christine Rowe, Regional Dean.

SUSTAINABLE YOUTH MINISTRY:  Meets Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m.


The A.C.W. wishes to thank everyone who brought in Hot Sox for Seafarers.  Your support, as always, is much appreciated.  Thanks!

PRAYER SHAWL PLUS meeting will take place at the church as usual at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 4th, after which they will go to Morgan Creek Golf Course restaurant for their Christmas Luncheon.

THE SEASON OF ADVENT - Today is the first day of the Christian Year.  The period of four weeks leading up to Christmas is known as Advent, a Latin word meaning “coming”.  It is a time of looking forward – to the anniversary of the birth of the Babe of Bethlehem and to the return of the Risen Christ to establish the Kingdom.  To illustrate the mood of expectation and anticipation we refrain from using the Gloria and the sung Lord’s prayer in our worship.  The colour of the vestments and hangings changes to purple, an ancient colour of penance and preparation.  Each week the Advent candles will be lit in a way that highlights the four Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Advent candle - Each of the four Advent Candles represents an aspect of our Christian life.  The first of these is HOPE and it is lit by our young people, our hope for the future.

Coffee Set-up and Clean-up schedule is being updated for January through April 2018.  Please contact Dianne Keats, at 604-531-6305 to let her know the dates you will NOT be available.


Our annual Christmas Fair was, once again a huge success.  Please watch for the details, and a full listing of our sincere thank you’s in next week’s bulletin.  Your support, as always, is amazing.

Church of the Holy Trinity

Services for Advent and Christmas - 2017


Sunday 17th December – (Advent III)

10:00 a.m.            “A Little Child Shall Lead Them”
                             Lessons and Carols prepare us for the
                             Christmas Season

Sunday 24th December – (Advent IV) Christmas Eve

10:00 a.m.            Holy Communion

  7:00 p.m.            “O Come, Let Us Adore Him”, a re-telling of the Nativity story for children & families
(followed by a shortened celebration of Holy Communion)

10:00 p.m.            Traditional Candlelight Eucharist

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day

10:00 a.m.            Christmas Eucharist with carols

Sunday 31st December – (The Epiphany)

  8:00 a.m.            Holy Communion

10:00 a.m.            Sung Eucharist

*NOTE:  No 8:00 a.m. eucharist on the 17th & 24th December