We are in the middle of our church Christmas services. However, this evening we are able to relax. Friday night we had our Blue Christmas Service. It was a wonderful service of hope and inspiration. We had around 15 attend. One of the things I did differently this year was that several of the songs came to us via video. I used Advent Hymn by Christy Nockels, You’re Here by Francesca Battistelli, and It Is Well by Bethel Music. In addition we sang with live accompaniment Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; In the Bleak Midwinter; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; and Silent Night.
This morning we had a good service at McCrae Brook. Several of our regulars were out but because of the holidays, several guests were here. Tomorrow we have our Christmas Eve service. We are doing something called A Service of the Nativity. It is similar to our Lessons and Carols Service but slightly different. I am looking forward to this service of songs and scripture.
On Friday night we also had a Christmas party with the local clergy. It was tough because we had to fit it in with the other activities. At church today we exchanged Christmas cards and the church gave us a wonderful Christmas gift. After church we took a poinsettia to one of our shut-ins and took her cards to her as well.
We are looking forward to not driving and riding vans this week as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ – God with us. Have a great week and…