Thank you to all who helped make Sunday a special day – to Jan for all her efforts to make sure the music was lovely, to Daniel Ramirez for adding his saxophone, to our extra singers, to Carolyn Shepard and everyone who helped with set up, serving and clean up for our Christmas Brunch, to Gregory for gingerbread houses and to Chip, who is our factotum. It was a great day.
Before all the festivities of Christmas, I invite you to a time of music and reflection as we celebrate the nativity in our annual Christmas Eve service of candles and carols at 5:00PM Thursday in the sanctuary. This is a brief service for the whole family
I will be flying out on Christmas morning to spend a week with my family in Idaho. Gregory will be here in case of pastoral emergency. He also is leading worship and preaching this Sunday, December 27. In a time of worship for the whole family, the theme will be “Christmas Carries On” and the text Luke 2:41-52. Please be present to support Gregory as you join together to worship. Invite a family member, friend, neighbor, colleague or stranger to share the experience with you.
My love and gratitude to each of you for your care and support of our community. This has been a rich and rewarding year in our life together. I wish you all the blessings of Christmas and the joy of a new year ahead.
May we continue to grow together as God’s people.