Holy Cross Lutheran Church

ADVENT Moments: WOMB of MYSTERY

Within the womb of MYSTERY, we wait.

Gestating in darkness, we fear the ending we cannot see.

Surrounded by unknown dangers, we wait.

Gestating in darkness, we dread the anticipated demise of treasured ways of being.

Longing for the light, we imagine daemons lurking in the dim recesses of life’s challenges.

Gestating in darkness, we cling to feeble notions of salvation.

Grasping at old and tired prophecies, we are quick to abandon WISDOM.

Gestating in darkness, we forget the SOURCE of our fragile being.

Gulping breathes too shallow to heal us, we settle for the trivial, calming, numbness of mundane pleasures.

Within the womb of MYSTERY, the darkness embraces, nourishes, challenges, refusing to severe the cord which sustains us, until we are ready to see the ending, we could not see beyond our fear.

Gestating in MYSTERY, we wait, for the ending which gives birth to hope.

In our waiting, the darkness tenderly enfolds us until the breaking of the waters of life.

Within this womb of MYSTERY, we wait. Amen.

ADVENT Moments: Are YOU There?

Advent Sanctuary: Worship and CHAT

DARKNESS

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the Worship Bulletin

Advent Sanctuary – Tues. Nov. 30 – 10am over Zoom

ADVENT SANCTUARY

a place to pray, reflect, chant, & CHAT as we worship.

TUESDAYS over Zoom at 10am – Nov. 30th we begin by exploring DARKNESS. We will begin with music and prayer to inspire our CHAT about the darkness as we share the hope we find discovering new ways to be LOVE in the world.

Topic: ADVENT SANCTUARY

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89205199552?pwd=Wjk2MGplTjVQV3VObEtWQ1U0cHhlQT09

Meeting ID: 892 0519 9552 Passcode: 438670

If you are unable to join us over Zoom – we will be posting a video recording of our gathering on this site so that you can create your own Advent Sanctuary.

Worship: Parables of DIVINITY

Annunciations from the Margins

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the Worship Bulletin

Global Justice Team in Action

The Season of Advent

Our Advent will take us on a different path this year. We will not be locked down like last year, so in-person gatherings will be possible. Alleluia! We will also continue to offer pre-recorded videos online.  Our path will see us travel not along the route usually mapped out by the Revised Common Lectionary but on a new route. A route provided by the work of the Hebrew Bible Scholar and Episcopal priest Wilda C. Gafney in her newly published “A WOMEN’S LECTIONARY FOR THE WHOLE CHURCH”.  Our readings will be loosely based on Gafney’s suggestions and the translations of scripture will be hers, and we have chosen themes which will function as signposts along our way. These weekly signposts will guide our exploration of the PARABLES of DIVINITY which have nourished generations of Advent travellers.    

PARABLES OF DIVINITY

ADVENT ONE:  Annunciations from the Margins

ADVENT TWO:  Gestating in Darkness

ADVENT THREE: Magnifying DIVINITY

ADVENT FOUR:  Birthing DIVINITY 

Worship: Cosmic ONEness

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the Worship Bulletin

Global Justice Team Celebrates CLWR’s 75 Years of Humanitarian Work

Topic: GLOBAL JUSTICE TEAM – CLWR 75

Time: Dec 2, 2021 07:00 PM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83093365807?pwd=VzRkREpFdnUzdS9BRTh0c0EvSkgyUT09

Meeting ID: 830 9336 5807 Passcode: 316739

Treasurer’s UPDATE

CLICK HERE to visit our DONATION page

faith CHAT – Prophetic Spirituality

Tuesday Nov. 23 at 10am over ZOOM

Our CHAT will be inspired by Joan Chittister’s Call to Uncommon Courage conversation with Jamia Wilson watch the video and join our CHAT

Topic: faith CHAT

Time: This is a recurring meeting Tuesdays 10am EST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83508085326?pwd=bjAzb05GTGY5eEIwRXEyUk5FQzBEQT09

Meeting ID: 835 0808 5326 Passcode: 030771

WORSHIP: Longing for Peace

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the Worship Bulletin