We invite you to walk with us on this AdventWord journey as we move through the season of preparation and expectation. We thank you all for joining our digitally-connected prayer community as we welcomed the Christ Child!
Dec 2nd – Journey
We begin our AdventWord journey with a view from the entrance of St Ninian’s Cave in the Machars of Galloway.
Dec 3rd – Watch
“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38, NRSV.
Angels watch Mary in adoration, detail from a stained glass window in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Motherwell.
Dec 4th – Focus
Ailsa Craig through the ruins of Dunure Castle, Ayrshire.
Dec 5th – Night
“The night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:12, NRSV.
Detail from a stained glass window at night from St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Castle Douglas.
Dec 6th – Light
Sunset at Mochrum Hill, Maybole, South Ayrshire.
Christingle Service at St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.
Buchanan Road, Glasgow.
Dec 7th – Sprout
Flowers sprouting from a thurible and a Scottish Prayer Book, St Oswald’s Episcopal Church, Maybole, during a flower festival.
Dec 8th – Alert
The final stretch of the canal leading to the Falkirk Wheel.
Lexi the guide dog in St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.
Dec 9th – Wild
The Kelpies at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Dec 10th – Cry
The wall in Bethlehem.
Dec 11th – Grow
Tiny mushrooms pushing through a sea of moss.
Parrot tulips, “Estella Rijnveld”.
Dec 12th – Rough
Colourful light refracted on a roughly hewn stone.
Dec 13th – Smooth
Buildings reflected in smoothly polished stone.
Dec 14th – Prune
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5 ERV.
Dec 15th – Prepare
Grey heron preparing to take flight.
Christingles being made.
Dec 16th – Rejoice
Dec 17th – Sing
The community choir “Little Voices Big Sound” (meeting in St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick) and seen here singing in a care home in Ayr.
The congregation of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Bearsden singing.
Dec 18th – Ancestor
A silhouette of a menhir from the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney.
Dec 19th – Wash
Dec 20th – Ablaze
Set our hearts on fire. St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.
Dec 21st – Sign
Snowdrops, first sign of the spring.
Cat pawprints in the snow.
Footprints on a beach.
Dec 22nd – Expect
Dawn; underneath the mist is Loch Fyne. Expecting the sun to rise, our expectations becoming a reality, Advent turning into Christmas.
Lexi, the guide dog, expecting her human to come back.
Dec 23rd – Persist
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Dec 24th – Peace
The baptismal font of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Possilpark.
A view from the Bield at Blackruthven.
A view of Lake Galilee from Capernaum.
Dec 25th – Celebrate
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. Merry Christmas!