Pastor's Pondering, December 18, 2020
Joys and Concerns at Christmas
Dear friends –
I’ll confess that in July and August, I couldn’t even begin to start thinking about what it would mean to not be in person during Advent and Christmas Eve. It was too hard to imagine that it would be even in the ballpark of feeling like Christmas. I have been converted! I’m so thankful for so many folks who have jumped in to create so many great upcoming celebrations. Don’t miss out! All the links are below, but to give you a little bit of run down:
Sunday worship at 10:30 includes an amazing choir anthem – thank you to Joyce and the choir – can’t wait!
Sunday afternoon – come see the Live Nativity, updated for pandemic and the 21st century as a drive thru experience (3 pm)
Christmas Eve – 5 pm premiere on youtube - everyone is invited – local active members of the community, keep your eyes out for a special porch drop this coming week
Christmas stories and carols on the 27th
It’s still a pandemic, and there is still a lot of gloom and grief, but these are some beautiful ways we can stay connected during this holiday season. I’m also hosting a simple prayer service on zoom on Monday, Dec 21 – the longest night of the year – for those who would like time also to express to God lament, grief, and longings in these hard days. We’ll record the service, so it’s available to catch later as well.
It is often our practice at the end of meetings and gatherings to share our joys and concerns – our season of Advent is filled with both as well. Many prayers for you in all the ways you will celebrate and gather – safely in person and through social media. A blessed Christmas to you and yours!
Grace, peace, joy, and love,