All Saints Anglican Church, Regina, SK
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"God calls us to be a caring community of faith which joyfully carries Christ's love into the world"
Regular Service Times: September through May
Sunday 9:00 a.m. Eucharist, Traditional Language
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, Contemporary Language and Church School
During our two Sunday morning services we use traditional language at 9 oclock and at 10:30 more contemporary forms. Our music reflects a variety of styles and instruments from harp to trumpets, guitars and keyboard, along with our newly rebuilt organ, led by a talented choir. Dedicated teachers staff our Sunday Church School and there is a special program for teens. We also have a growing number of young adults, including students, attracted by our welcoming atmosphere and inclusive attitudes.
Rev. Cheryl's Message for December 3, 2017 Welcome on this first Sunday of Advent! Theologian Gertrud Nelson tells us that the Advent wreath can be traced back to the Romans ancient rite of waiting in the darkness for the suns return and the Feast of the Sun they celebrated on December 25th. They would take a wheel off their wagon and fasten torches to it to see them through the darkness of December. They would also bring evergreen boughs inside and attach them to the wheeled torches that lit their homes. To them it was a sign of the longed-for spring. More than 300 years ago German Christians took the same elements the Romans used to fashion a Christian symbolthe Advent wreath we light in December darkness as we wait to celebrate the Feast of the Son on Dec. 25th.
The fact that the Romans took a wheel off their wagons points to something important. Our society speeds up in December in a mad rush of shopping, parties, school concerts, etc. Our church asks us to do something differentto slow down, sit in the darkness, light candles, listen to Scriptures wisdom, sing some songs and pray. We are encouraged to take the wheels off our busyness and park ourselves where we will hear Gods words of promise and hope. May this Advent bring you slowly and surely into the light of Gods Son!
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