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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Just taking the opportunity to wish everyone a very Blessed holiday season...

Our Christmas program today turned out absolutely lovely. We sang a prelude hymn, the Rosalee Elser version of "Away in a Manger" before opening with "Still,Still,Still"... Opening prayer and some church business and then the narrators started telling the nativity story...
There was a soprano solo of "O Holy Night"...Some of the primary children sang silent night in their native languages, Samoan and Spanish, as well as in English, and then a baritone solo, then we sang "Angels We Have Heard on High". The story of the wise men was told and a trio of teenage boys sang about them. Then one of the Bishops gave closing remarks, and the congregation sang with us as we finished up with an amazing version of "Joy to the World"...It felt like we had angels singing with us, and at the end our choir director was wiping the tears from his eyes... So beautiful.

I hope everyone has the same joy and beauty in their experiences, today, no matter what belief you follow. It's a glorious world we live in, and I don't know about you but it is SO easy to make things harder than they are by taking a negative point of view, SO easy to take things for granted, and SO easy to be self-centered and greedy, and to forget how precious is the life we have been given, and the world and the people we share in.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all!
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    happy belated Merry Xmas and New Year.

    806 days ago
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    815 days ago
    what an amazing Christmas program thank you so much for sharing it with us have a great time & many good wishes for the New Year
    815 days ago

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    When you are happy in spite of problems, you’ll find they disappear faster. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    815 days ago
    The Christmas program sounded wonderful! Merry Christmas to you too!
    816 days ago
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