Weekly Notes of the Advocate


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Dear People of the Advocate,

Tomorrow we will gather for worship in person and online at the following times and locations:

8:30 am Holy Eucharist inside the chapel (no tech) – a traditional style service utilizing The Book of Common Prayer and traditional style hymns

10:30 am Holy Eucharist inside the chapel and on zoom (hybrid service) – typical “Advocate” style service utilizing music led by piano, voice, guitar.

12:30 pm Holy Eucharist outside by the pond (no tech) – typical “Advocate” style service by the pond. Music will be a cappella (or bring an instrument and we’ll have an ad hoc music team) and please bring a chair!

**Masks are required inside and will be made available in the church if you need one. They may be removed by readers during the service and to receive communion. If you would like to receive communion after the service outside, please let me know.

And feel free to hang around the church after the 10:30 service and before the 12:30 for a time of fellowship with your fellow Advocates!


9:30-10:30 am open house/kickoff with DOUGHNUTS!


Worship at The Advocate

Sunday, March 13

10:30 Worship

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4385682876?pwd=NW9WdnJMTmh1NlhEMkdvYmxFeXM0dz09

Meeting ID: 438 568 2876

Passcode: Whitby

March 13 Liturgy Guide: https://theadvocatechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Lent-Guide-2022.pdf

March 13 Music and Psalm Guide: https://theadvocatechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/March-13-Music-Psalm-Guide.pdf

Guest preacher 3/20

We will welcome Mike Daisley as a guest preacher. Mike is an attorney in Charlotte who is training to be a Lay Preacher through the Diocese of North Carolina.

Time to Mulch! April 2

Hello everyone!

Despite the temperatures’ best efforts this weekend, it’s going to start feeling more and more like spring! And with it our annual spring work day. We will gather on Saturday, April 2nd at 9 am to mulch, trim, and tidy up for a wonderful spring and summer.

Before we gather there are two ways you can help.

1. Help us acquire wood chips. I have been calling around to various tree companies looking for some with no luck so far. If you or a neighbor has a tree taken down, please consider asking the tree company to dump the wood chips at The Advocate.

2. There is a huge mulch pile across the railroad tracks where the new subdivision is being built. I never drive that way, but if you are someone who frequents Homestead Rd, would you be willing to ask any workers present what they plan on doing with that mulch? That of course would be perfect for spreading in our beds.

Please give my number/email to any potential people who could connect us with these two sources of mulch. Thank you!

Andrew Hammond




Lenten Book Study

We continue our deep discussion of prophets on Wednesday looking at chapters 1-4! See you then!

The following Wednesdays in Lent (March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6) join with other Advocates for a lively discussion of the book, The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage by Joan Chittister led by Hilda Bukowski and Marion Sprott-Goldson. We will meet via zoom from 7:30-8:30. You can purchase your book here and if you need assistance in the purchase, please be in touch with Marion.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 826 016 7245

Passcode: Lent2022

Preparing Children for The Story of The Passion

April 5th from 7:30-8:30PM, Zoom


It can be difficult to know how to talk with children about the death and resurrection of Jesus. During Holy Week and Easter, kids often have poignant questions that can catch us off guard. Join in a one-hour conversation with Sarah Bentley Allred (via Zoom) as we explore age appropriate ways of engaging this tough topic with children. Any adult who love and cares for the children in their lives and the children of The Advocate is welcome!


Compline each evening at 8:30pm via zoom.

What is compline? Compline is the last set prayer service for the day. It is typically prayed before bed or when settling down for the evening. You can check out the liturgy here.

Contemplative prayer meets each Wednesday at 6pm with a group in person in the chapel (wearing masks and distanced) and on zoom. (Contact Marion to get the zoom link)


The Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.