Monday, December 23, 2013

The Not Christmas Eve Service

We had our Not Christmas Eve Service last night.  It was a wonderful evening.

So many people in our church are musical and performed music last night.  It was a real blessing.

I am having a challenge with loading video this morning so I'll just post a few photos.






There was also beautiful music by Daniel, Nick, Anthony, Jared, Pastor Mike.  Becky sang a solo last night, The Coventry Carol,  it was lovely.  She has a very sweet voice.

At the very end of the service, we always sing Silent Night as one of our Pastor's lights a candle from the Christ candle and then in each one passes the light - the gift of God, Jesus Christ - to one another until all the room is illuminated by the Light.  It is always very moving to me.

I love the beauty of Christmas Carols.  They have rich truths in them and I think because we only listen to them once a year, they are very special.

I have made a point this year to not listen to much secular Christmas music, wanting to focus on the Reason for the Season.  It's been wonderful.  Though in truth, I think we may have to have a listen to Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, just once time before the season is over!







3 comments:

  1. Ha ha, it's hard to avoid hearing the secular stuff! It looks like a wonderful program, so nice to see the younger ones participating!

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  2. I am glad that you were blessed by a beautiful and meaningful not Christmas Eve service. It sounds lovely and I'd really enjoy hearing Becky sing. The Coventry Carol is so lovely and so very sad.

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  3. Special blessings for sure:) Merry Christmas dear friend, BIG HUGS coming your way!

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