Dear Friends in Christ,
We have seen God come to us in the glory and wonder of creation. We have heard the clarion call of angels announcing that the kingdom of God is drawn near. We await the day of reckoning, the realization of God’s promises of justice, mercy, and peace.
In the meantime, he comes to us by stealth, almost unnoticed, as a little brown baby of uncertain heritage, born out of place, leaning on the grudging kindness of strangers, who go about their business unaware that God has come so close that they could, if they paid attention, touch him.
Where will we seek God this season? In whom will we see Christ? What welcome will we offer to this, the most humble and surprising of gods.
May the most unexpected calls upon our kindness break our hearts and hopes open to the Son of God this season.
All blessings to you and those whom you love.
The Season of Advent
Sunday December 4 Advent 2
10:00 a.m. St. Nicholas Celebration
Thursday December 15
6:30 p.m. Annual "Healing the Holidays" service of the light
Sunday December 18 Advent 4
Greening of the Church and Carol-Singing 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th
Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist with Pick-up Pageant, 8:00 p.m.
Musical preludes and pageant costuming begin at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sunday December 25th
Quiet Christmas Communion, 10:00 a.m.