Advent III – Joy

On the third Sunday of Advent, we welcomed a member of the congregation as guest speaker: Mano De Mel shared something of her experience of God’s activity bringing joy in her life.

Mano De Mel
Advent 3 – Mano De Mel

She and her husband Nish conducted the Advent candle lighting and prayer ritual at the start of the service which included the traditional pink candle to remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Advent 3 - Mano De Mel & Nish
Advent 3 – Mano De Mel & Nish

Sacristan Julie Almond beautified the church with additional pink flowers and candles and Organist Brenton Brockhouse provided a recording of the Magnificat sung by the choir of Winchester Cathedral for congregants to enjoy.

Advent 3 - Julie Almond's flower arrangements
Advent 3 – Julie Almond’s flower arrangements
Advent 3 - Julie Almond's flower arrangements
Advent 3 – Julie Almond’s flower arrangements