AdventWord 2018

With the beginning of Advent just a few days away, we are delighted to share with you that we will participate in AdventWord 2018. We invite you to walk with us on this Advent journey as we move through the season of preparation and expectation.
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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. Image: the Rev Canon Jane Ross.

Buchanan Road, Glasgow. Image: the Rev Canon Audrey Stewart.

Dec 7th – Sprout

Flowers sprouting from a thurible and a Scottish Prayer Book, St Oswald’s Episcopal Church, Maybole, during a flower festival.

Calla lilies sprouting. Image: the Rev Canon Jane Ross.

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. Image: the Rev Canon Jane Ross.

Dec 9th – Wild

The Kelpies at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Dec 10th – Cry

The wall in Bethlehem. Image: the Rev Canon Jane Ross.

Seabirds. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

Dec 11th – Grow

Tiny mushrooms pushing through a sea of moss. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

Parrot tulips, “Estella Rijnveld”.

Dec 12th – Rough

Colourful light refracted on a roughly hewn stone. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

Dec 13th – Smooth

Buildings reflected in smoothly polished stone. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

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. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

Dec 15th – Prepare

Grey heron preparing to take flight. Image: the Rev Kirstin Freeman.

Christingles being made. Image: the Rev Canon Jane Ross.

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

Dec 19th – Wash

Dec 20th – Ablaze

Dec 21st – Sign

Dec 22nd – Expect

Dec 23rd – Persist

Dec 24th – Peace

Dec 25th – Celebrate