(Please read this part with Miss Piggy's voice in your mind.)Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Put another penny in the old man's hat.
There, I got that out of my system. That fancy introduction is to let you know that we are gathering for Christmas Eve worship at the Pilney. December 24 at 4:30PM. You will hear the story of Jesus' birth in the Gospel of Luke--you can take part in the story (optional) (costumes provided)--we'll light candles and sing Silent Night. Tell your people.
This Sunday!! Oh, the beauty of singing Holden Evening as the world around us grows dark. Led by Bill and the Vigilantes of HW. Come and see what all this Advent fuss is about.
Looking ahead...we have had an incredible/varied run of liturgies the last few months. (Oh the gifts!) Epiphany begins January 10 and takes us to Ash Wednesday. The Wise Men or Magi who brought gifts to the child Jesus were the first Gentiles to acknowledge Jesus as "King" and so were the first to "show" or "reveal" Jesus to a wider world as the incarnate Christ. In Epiphany, we focus on Light...and that Light came for all people, all nations. Any of this spark an idea...an interest? We are looking for an Epiphany someone...something...doesn't have to sound or look like what we have done. Are you part of HW's Epiphany leadership? Hmmmm. Let me buy you coffee and we can talk about it.
Theology on Tap this Monday! Holy Communion and ritual and Professor Christian Scharen.