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December Letter from Pastor Polly
The Christmas Season is here and I wanted to take some time to mention some of the special events going on here in December:
Sunday, December 11th following worship we will have a congregational meeting for the purpose of electing new elders and deacons, nominating committee and the PNC.
Sunday, December 18th we will enjoy our Matins service with music from the different groups in the church. After worship, we will have lunch in the Fellowship Hall. During the morning, there will also be a Bake Sale for the Church Organ Fund. Bring holiday goodies to share with the congregation and make some money for the organ repairs.
On Christmas Eve, we will gather at 4pm & 7pm for Candlelight Worship to celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus the Christ.
On Christmas Day, we will gather for Sunday worship at 10:00am. Kids are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a quiet toy. We won’t have fellowship hour before worship, but there will be coffee in the narthex. This will be a more casual service than our regular morning worship.
Christmas is not just a time of year for presents, parties and pageants . It is a time when we celebrate the wonderful gift given to each of us. I want to share a favorite poem of mine by Madeline L’Engle. It is from Cry Like a Bell:
He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.
He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine.
He did not wait till hearts were pure.
In joy he came to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out.
He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born.
We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our grief, to touch our pain,
He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Grace & peace,