Next week my parish church will take vestments and music sheets, and linens and sacred vessels and of course, all of our people and go on a sort of road trip. We will conduct a service at the Chapel of Grace in Grace Cathedral, atop Nob Hill. Perhaps some of you will come and worship with us.
In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary, the mother of Jesus by Gabriel the angel, that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. Many churches celebrate this with the Feast of Annunciation on March 25th (nine months before Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus).
It is for this feast that we go to the larger Chapel of Grace with our clergy, acolytes, musicians, ushers, and entire congregation next Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Do join us on our road trip if you are able!