Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Church, including the Anglican Communion, the Roman Catholic Church, many Lutheran churches as well as many other mainline Protestant churches. The day takes its common name from the Latin word Gaudete (“Rejoice”), and the third candle indicates that the only lasting Joy to be found in life on earth is through Christ. All other joy is fleeting and does not last.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:4–6 (NIV)
Come share with us as we celebrate the advent in preparation for the coming of Christ.
Sunday 10.15am Join us for a Family Christmas Celebration. There will be Carols, Communion, and presentations by the children of our church, followed by our traditional morning tea after the service
Sunday 5.30pm Young adults service. Everyone is welcome.