Christmas Season Gratitude

This congregation is served by so many volunteers who enrich our celebration of Christmas. I’ve already mentioned thanks for the Cathedral Tableaux in a previous note. 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 the volunteers who put on the simplified Children’s Tableaux service, and the Young Childrens Church marionette service, as well as the readers, choir and chorister members, and directors who put on the Christmas Lessons and Carols service. A small group of volunteers (and sheep) helped the Young Childrens Church service have a wonderful re-enactment of the first Christmas. A huge thanks to the Cathedral staff for all they’ve done, to Terry Schnarr for playing for six services in four days, to Robin and Graham Bier for organizing and providing lots of special music, and the musicians that added to the Advent season services, sometimes playing at three services one after another. 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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