Magnificat and a Goal
What would it take to make you celebrate wildly, without inhibition? Whatever it is, you’d probably do things you normally wouldn’t.
You might dance. You throw a party. You might sing a song. You might even make one up as you went along—probably out of bits of poems and songs you already knew, or maybe by adding your own new words to a great old tune.
Read Mary’s Song like that. (It’s most often called Magnificat, because that’s its first word in Latin.) It’s one of the most famous songs in Christianity. It’s been whispered in monasteries, chanted in cathedrals, recited in small churches by evening candlelight, and set to glorious music by Bach.
It’s the gospel before the gospel, a fierce shout of celebration thirty weeks before Bethlehem, and thirty-three years before Calvary and Easter.
See you Sunday.
This Sunday, December 23 is the goal for having all 2019 giving commitments returned. These faith-pledges are essential for planning and fulfilling our mission in the coming year. You can place your Commitment Card in the offering during worship, or pledge electronically here.
New & Upcoming
Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. Beginning September 26, 7:00PM. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm. email@example.com.
Friday Dec. 21, The Longest Night - Memorial Service for the Homeless: 4:30pm. We join with our neighbors to remember those who have died in our county due to homelessness. Find out more.
Christmas Eve, 5:00 PM: We will gather at The Studio for Lessons and Carols to read and sing the Scriptures. Afterward, we’ll enjoy some laughter and refreshment together. Please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre and bottle of wine or other drink to share.
Christmas Day: We will gather for Holy Communion at 10:00 AM.
January 6th: “5th” Sunday Potluck.
January 11-12: Dinner and overnight at Winter Relief with Bay Ridge Christian Church. Sign Up here and select the date blocked out for Redeemer.