5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13 -- Featuring John Rutter’s Dancing Day
“In those days [after the Annunciation] Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child [John the Baptist] leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb....’ And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.” -- Luke 1:39-41, 56
For three months Mary and Elizabeth lived together and encouraged each other in preparation for the motherhood given to them. During their pregnancies, countless hours must have been spent in conversation, prayer and silent companionship as they contemplated their roles in God’s plan for mankind.
“The story of the Visitation teaches me the meaning of friendship and community. How can I ever let God’s grace fully work in my life unless I live in a community of people who can affirm it, deepen it, and strengthen it?” -- Henri J. M. Nouwen
Come and be strengthened in community with the choirs of Queen of Angels, our pastor and fellow parishioners through an evening of song, prayer and community as we joyfully await together the coming of our Lord, Jesus. A festive fellowship reception will follow. Childcare will be provided, but please RSVP to 773-539-7510 or email@example.com.