Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Final Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas season. 

We've heard not only two wonderful accounts of the birth of Jesus (Gospels of Luke & Matthew), but of John's vision of incarnation (And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.)

We've heard from Martin Bell's Barrington Bunny, and from Dr. Seuss' "Welcome Christmas". 

We even welcomed the New Year outside in the freezing cold....

Our last gathering took place on the feast of Epiphany, and included these words from a Magi:

"That is the trouble with God. He does not let you leave as you came. He sends you back, stripped of your presumptions, making for home by an alternate route."  

(From "Cloth For the Cradle" by the Iona Community Wild Goose Worship Group)

And at the end, the church was lit by a single star.

Merry Christmas, one final time...

1 comment:

tonip1 said...

A little late but Merry Christmas to you too and Happy New Year!