I am feeling the spirit of Christmas today as the crisp air and clear sky welcomed us to a new day. The news of a major snow storm back east is sad but if you like having a white Christmas, it’s a dream come true.
We are preparing for a great worship service on Sunday. Last week was fantastic and hopefully all will run smoothly this week. You never know about the internet and gremlins. Pray for us, it’ll help.
Our scripture this week is Luke 1:26-38 which speaks of an announcement by an angel to Mary. She must have been excited, amazed or scared. Nothing like this had ever happened to her or to anyone else. I hope you will tune in and enjoy the music of Christmas, offer your prayers of concern and praise. Maybe the preacher will make sense and not talk too long. I’ve heard he can go on and on. We’ll see on Sunday.
Christmas Eve will be a little different this year. The pandemic limits how many can safely gather plus the influx of positive cases causes great concern for you, our volunteers and staff so we are recording the service to be made available on Facebook and our website Thursday, December 24th at noon so that you may enjoy worship anytime you are ready and as many times as you like. Share it with your friends and family. We will offer drive through Holy Communion from 3-6 p.m.. I know this is not our usual practice but it is the safest and best we can offer.
Our Adopt a Family Christmas has come in and everything is accounted for. Thank you for your great generosity. The gifts will be distributed Sunday, December 20 from 1-3 p.m..
We have a very special service for those who feel the heavy weight of grief and sadness. The Longest Night will be offered Sunday, December 20th at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.
May God bless you and keep you safe, Pastor Mark