Pastor's Pen - December 2015

Many of us have a special ornament that only we can place on our tree.  There may even be a special place we want to hang that ornament.  Perhaps it has been in the family for generations, or maybe it’s one that dates back to your childhood.  It could be that one that says “Our first Christmas together,” or “Baby’s first Christmas.”  For some of us, it’s not an ornament but a Christmas tradition—eating Christmas Eve dinner by candlelight; gathering as a family to share grandmother’s special custard; or the reading of the Christmas story before opening gifts.

These memories and stories shape our lives and our experience of the Advent season. They enrich the beauty and meaning of Christmas. They speak to the depths of our souls.

Advent is a special time and it passes quickly.  Let the stories and events of Advent soak into your life and enrich your celebrations.  If you’re in town, you won’t want to miss our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service.  It is without question one of the most meaningful worship services we share as a community of faith.  

Enjoy this season and let God’s love flow through you to touch the lives of others,

Tommy