Archives for December 2019

Christmas Time

There is no question that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The shepherds watching their flocks by night is my favorite part of the Christmas story. I do not know why, maybe because the shepherds were camping out at night watching animals. As a kid, that seemed like the ultimate job. I loved camping and I loved animals. Let’s not forget the angels singing sweetly and serenely while the shepherds listened with smiles on their faces. Of course, now we know that is not the case. It was a … [Read more...]

Christ Has Come!

This Advent season we are called to reflect upon what Christmas is all about. What trappings characterize this most busy of seasons? Is it tinsel and holly, cedar and pine, Santa and children, mistletoe and jingle bells, family and parties or something deeper; something richer and more satisfying? I hope the presentation of “Celebrate the King” this past Sunday reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas. Christ stands at the center of this most joyous of celebrations! In our busy shuffle … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs

In the past week we have moved from the Thanksgiving season into the Advent Season. It seems as though, it has been a rush, and our schedules are already full of activities. If we are not careful, this season will just be more parties and events and we will be exhausted from the many events surrounding this very special time of the year. The Advent season is to help us look toward the celebration of the coming of the Christ Child. It seems that in just a few days decorations have come out of … [Read more...]