ADVENT FOUR -
Immanuel; Hebrew for “God is with us”, the name of a child whose birth is symbolic of God’s guiding and protecting presence. (Isaiah 7:14; 8:8 and Matthew 1:23) In ancient times people believed that knowing someone’s name gave you power over them. but it had to be the person’s true name, the name that expressed who they really were. Emmanuel or Immanuel (both spellings are found in Holy Scripture) conveys the truth of God’s promise to us that God will never leave us, through good times and bad God is always closer to us than breathing. God shares our struggles, our loneliness as well as our joy and delight.
Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 7.30pm at Holy TrinityThis Traditional evening of readings and carols was first begun by the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, Eric Milner-White, to involve the people of Cambridge in the great sweep of salvation history. The Nine Lessons begin with the story of Adam’s fall, moving through the prophet Isaiah to the annunciation and birth of Jesus. The church always looks fabulous for this event with candles and festive lights. The evening will conclude with sparkling refreshments. We hope you will join us for this very special night.
Celebrate Christmas with us:
CHRISTMAS EVE -7.30pm CHRISTINGLE at St John’s, Port Albert
Members of the Port Albert Community have been busy decorating the windows at St John’s for this special family friendly service.
11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS at Holy Trinity, Yarram
A delightful service of light followed by a bit of Christmas Cheer
CHRISTMAS DAY -9.00am Holy Communion as Holy Trinity, Yarram