Let’s gather in heart and mind to celebrate Christmas together.
- 83 “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” verses 1, 3, 6
- 100 “Joy To The World”
- 79 “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” verses 1, 3, 5
- 96 “Angels We Have Heard On High,” verses 1 & 2
- 87 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” verses 1 & 2
- Book of Common Prayer:
Holy Week usually comes at a time when one is pretty well heartbroken anyway, with the ground coming out of its winter cold and damp and the buds on the trees swelling even while everything might still look just like winter all around it. The miracle of new life, even the basic Spring version, has something mysterious, almost tragic, about it. When you add to that a story of torture and death, the best thing we ever knew taken from us by treachery and consigned to darkness,
Are the people in your Church having fun?
In this month when Lent begins, we think of serious things and the observance of a somber season. If we would understand Lent aright, however, it has to be seen in the context of joy – the preface to Easter, the most joyful of all feasts, an occasion of such deep-down rejoicing that it takes 50 days to begin to comprehend it. Which makes me think of how we do things around here,