Lessons and Carols for the churches of East City

A number of people also came along with friends from other churches beyond East City

On the Second Sunday of Advent, parishioners from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and St Luke's along with a number of members from Mark Street  United Church gathered at St Luke's for Traditional Lessons and Carols. Folks from the local neighbourhood also attended plus others from around the wider city. One family travelled in from Cobourg to enjoy the afternoon of festive music and scripture readings that told the Story of Christmas. It was a great way to continue the journey through Advent toward the celebration of the Feast of Christ's Nativity.

Father Bill from Immaculate shared in the liturgy with Fathers Doug and Glenn from St Luke's. Members of both parishes took part in the readings.


Three amigos: l-r Fr Doug, Fr Glenn, Fr Bill

The choirs of the two parishes joined with the congregation of over 80 people in singing a wide selection of carol favourites. Several of those from the nearby neighbourhood remarked about how glad they were to attend and how much they liked the stained glass windows and design of the church. People from around the local area also took advantage of the afternoon of Lessons and Carols including folks from St Mark's Chapel which is associated with St Luke's.

Following the Service, there were tasty cookies, seasonal treats and refreshments in the parish hall. Thank you to Father Bill and the people of Immaculate Conception for the wonderful, tasty delights for Advent. And special thanks to all choir members with organist, Ian Morton, for their musical leadership and beautiful harmonies.

It was an enjoyable time to meet new people and to connect in conversation to share good wishes for Advent and the coming Christmas Season.

Blessings and Happy Advent to all.

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