Christmas Season Gratitude

This congregation is served by so many volunteers who enrich our celebration of Christmas.

Once again many hundreds of us had our hearts and minds raised to the wonder of the Lord’s birth into this world through the Tableaux/Pageant services. Huge thanks to the director, Allison Cole, and all who helped her organize, costume and direct the scenes. Thanks again to all who filled roles, and to the shepherd’s choir who sang those beloved songs. Thanks to the parents who shared their infants for this service.

I’m grateful for the volunteer time and the participation in the Star of Wonder program for children at the Cathedral and the Giving Tree providing presents for children who might not otherwise have much of a Christmas. I’m grateful for those who put on the simplified Children’s Tableaux service, and to all the people who contributed to a powerful and moving Messiah vespers. A small host of people (and sheep) helped the Young Children’s service have a wonderful re-enactment of the first Christmas. Thanks to Rev. Chris Barber and those who helped him with the Christmas Eve midnight service. A huge thanks to the Cathedral staff for all they’ve done, to Terry Schnarr for all her playing, to Robin and Graham Bier for organizing and providing lots of special music, and the musicians that added to the Advent season services. Thank you to all who provided and helped with these important parts of our celebration of the Lord’s birth.

~ Eric Carswell, Pastor

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