Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Update: See the table below for links to the videos as they become available.
Christmas 2020 is definitely a time a wonder and awe! The reality of the Christmas Story comes alive in the scene that surrounds us. People in the midst of chaos and confusion, attempting to abide by rules and regulations that appear to change in the blink of an eye. A time of wondering if the seemingly endless time of darkness will ever end. It was in the midst of similarly meagre times that Mary found rest in a stable after a very long journey to give birth. We too can give birth to the Christ child in our lives no matter the circumstances surrounding us. Mary laid the Christ Child in a huge manger that may have seemed rough and unruly compared to such a blessing. We too can look for the blessings amidst the chaos of an all-consuming world. Mary chose to treasure all the things in her heart that brought love, peace, joy, and hope. We too can choose to treasure these gifts!
We will be celebrating Christmas differently this year. I will miss seeing all your faces and I am hoping that many of you will choose to join me face-to-face by Zoom at my open house and at the Christmas Carol Hymn Sing. It would mean a great deal to me to see each and every one of you! I hope the service we record will help you to celebrate the season.
Along with all this joy I offer you two very special gifts. First is a gift of hope and peace through the Blue Christmas Service. It will be a short remembrance of the things that we grieve for in this life, with a hope that the light of Christ will enter the darkness and be with us. The second is the gift of a small prayer shawl, enclosed in this letter. One of our parishioners has made each one with love and joy. I hope these gifts provide you each with a sense that Jesus Christ is with you on your journey each and every day. May God’s peace be with you today and evermore.
Upcoming Christmas Events
|Open House with Katherine||Sunday, December 20, |
|Blue Christmas||Monday, December 21||Click here for the video|
|Hymn and Carol Sing||Wednesday, December 23, 7pm||Zoom|
|Christmas Eve Service||Wednesday, December 23||Click here for the video|
|Christmas Lessons & Carols||Sunday, December 27||Click here for the video|