Before the service, the congregation joined together for a delicious pancake breakfast. Thank you to all who helped to make it possible! At the end of the breakfast, ornaments were exchanged in a very roundabout, left and right way accompanied by lots of laughter.
Today, we were treated to a contemporary version of the Christmas story. Mary and Joseph are traveling near Bethlehem, NY when they have a flat tire. Needing for a place to stay, Josph leads Mary to a motel only to find a “no vacancy” sign. They are given a place to rest in the shed out back. AS Mary rests she dreams about the first Christmas story. Meanwhile, the town is having a tree lighting ceremony. Our talented youth played piano solos and sang for us as part of the story. The townspeople hear of a child’s birth and bring her gifts. Mary is dreaming about the gifts that were brought to Jesus when her husband awakens her. She awakes to the townspeople bring gifts to their newborn: diapers, etc. One of the town’s men pumps up their tire as his gift. The play was concluded by a reading of Luke 2. The cast did an amazing job!
On December 13, the bell choir will be taking their talents on the road. They will be playing at a local nursing facility bringing Christmas cheer to the residents. They are encouraging others to join them to sing carols and bring cheer.
December 20 will find LPC buzzing with excitement and energy. Before church, there will be a breakfast and ornament exchange. Bring a wrapped ornament to exchange and join the fun! During the service, the children will be presenting a short Christmas play.
This Advent season as we are preparing for the birth of Our Savior, we will be focusing on love, hope, joy and peace made real. Coming to visit us on week 1, Love made real, was a shepherd sharing a letter to a friend about his experience and the second week, Hope made real, was a wiseman (see photo). Week 3 Joy made real, will bring Mary writing a letter to her mother and week 4, Peace made real, a shepherd sharing his letter. Christmas Eve bring us Jesus sharing HIS message.
A special thanks to those taking these parts and making them real.