This page houses various resources for members, regular attendees, and people wanting to explore Advent Anglican more deeply. You can click the links above or scroll down to find what you're looking for. And if you don't see it, feel free to contact us.
Parish events are listed below. Click on the event for a full description and for options like sharing or adding to your iCal or GoogleCalendar. Please feel free to contact Robin if you have further questions about an event.
Do you remember, as a kid, your parents giving you money to buy a Christmas gift for them? It was a delight to give to them, even if they were the ones ironically funding it. We give to God similarly, remembering that anything we have--time, money, energy, etc.--came from him to begin with. When we give to the Lord, we're really giving back, and that makes our giving all the more joyful.
If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, we'd sure appreciate your participation. You can contact our Verger, Kevin Leach, to learn about assisting with music, children, setup, and plenty other opportunities.
Thank you also for your monetary contributions. We consider it a privilege to be responsible with our finances, knowing that the money we receive is your gift given to God. That's something sacred, and we endeavor to be faithful stewards of what is, in truth, his.
To give financially, you have three options:
On Sundays, you can put a check or cash in the bright red offering basket. It is on the table in the back of the room.
You can send a check to the parish's mailing address: PO Box 3372, Kirkland, WA 98083-3372. This is the address to use if you are setting up routine automated payments through your bank.
We have an account with PayPal, giving you the option to contribute using a credit card, debit card, or a PayPal account of your own. This is a safe, secure method that can be set up for recurring payments. Simply click the button below to be taken to our PayPal page. Please note that PayPal charges a fee of 2.9%+$0.30 on each transaction; this will be removed from your contribution, and Advent Anglican will receive the balance.
Your financial contributions are tax-deductible, as Advent Anglican is a registered nonprofit. All contributors will receive a year-end giving statement for tax purposes. Also, our parish budget is available for any to see; simply request a copy.
If you're still wanting to learn more about Advent Anglican and things pertaining to it (Wow! You're voracious!), here are some helpful links and resources.
Household Compline During Lent. It is formative for us to engage in a shared discipline as a parish. This evening liturgy can be enjoyed by individuals, couples, or families. The whole liturgy runs only about five minutes. You can download the print version. There is also a very basic audio file version.
Book Recommendations for Lent. Marissa Burt compiled a healthy list of book recommendations for the season of Lent. You can view this list along with her thoughts and insights on our website at Book Recommendations for Lent.
Advent and Christmas Resources:
Household Compline During the Season of Advent. This liturgy can be enjoyed by individuals, couples, or families. As a parish, we can more fully join in Advent compline together remotely.
Christmas Day Liturgy. This liturgy is about 12-minutes long and can be done individually or with friends/family.
Artist Profiles: Our Lay Pastor of the Arts, Jeremiah Webster, periodically interviews artists within and beyond the parish. Here are PDFs of some of those delightful interviews.
Scott Wilder, novelist. January, 2015. (Download PDF)
Deborah Anderson, iconographer. October, 2014. (Download PDF)
Cathy Bobb, psalmist. July, 2014. (Download PDF)
Recommended Books: Here are a few books that are sure to satisfy your Anglican intrigue.
By Thomas McKenzie (published by Colony Catherine, 2014): The Anglican Way: A Guidebook. This is a simple and superb walk through what defines Anglicanism and why it is so well poised to serve Christians in today's American culture.
By N.T. Wright (published by HarperOne, 2008): Surprised by Hope: Rethinking the Resurrection. From contemporary Anglican scholar Wright, this is what many say is his most life-changing book.
By C.S. Lewis (published numerous times): Mere Christianity. There are countless Lewis recommendations, but if you've never read anything by him, start here.
By Jane Williams (published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2011): Lectionary Reflections (Years A, B & C). A longstanding popular columnist writing weekly reflections on the lectionary readings, Williams comments on each set of Sunday readings with insight and feeling.
By Oxford University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1979). Each version of the Book of Common Prayer has its advantages. At Advent Anglican, our liturgy is drawn almost entirely from the 1979 version. It is useful also for individual worship, as well as exploring foundational Anglican documents, contained therein.
By Cyril C. Richardson (published by Collier Books, 1970): Early Church Fathers. There are many books to turn to if you want to read some of the writings of the earliest Christians, but Richardson's is one of the most concise and accessible anthologies out there.
External Websites: At this point you're already aware of our connection to PEARUSA and the ACNA, but we'll give those links once more here, along with a few other helpful ones.
Our bishop is Bp. Ken Ross, who serves at International Anglican Church.
Our historical Anglican affiliation is through PEARUSA.
We are members of the Anglican Church in North America.
We are pleased to work alongside the ACNA's local Cascadia Diocese and its bishop, Bp. Kevin Allen.
When Anglicans speak of their global belonging, it is the Worldwide Anglican Communion to which they are referring.
A good consortium of blogging Anglican leaders is the popular Anglican Pastor blog.
Below are the most recent sermons. Each audio file begins by listing the scripture readings from which the sermon was drawn, but if you're ever curious, you can view the assigned readings for any given date at LectionaryPage.net. If you're looking for example sermons from our pastoral staff, keep scrolling below!
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Archived Audio Sermons - Listen to older sermons.