It is Christmas week and this Sunday we will have a rare opportunity.
On Sunday morning we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent as we light the candle of Love, signifying the great Love that came to us on that first Christmas Day. Jesus’ mother, Mary, will again be our companion as we hear her additional response to the words of the angel. Take a moment this week and read Luke 1:46-56, a passage sometimes called Magnificat because of her first words – “My soul magnifies the Lord.”
On Sunday evening we will gather again at 5:00 pm for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Surrounded by soft light, and the carols of Christmas, we will retell the story of that first Christmas and light the Christ Candle, representing the coming of the Messiah. I encourage you to invite your extended family and friends to join us that night.
This is a holy week. I hope to see you Sunday morning and Sunday evening. May your hearts be filled with the Love that surrounds us all.