Posted in December 2010

We Three Kings …

“We Three Kings of Orient are bearing gifts we traverse afar…” Though this is a Christmas carol, we will be singing it on Sunday, January 2. The magi, or wise men, as they are sometimes called, followed a bright light which led them to the child Jesus. At Grace Church we celebrate God’s gift of … Continue reading

Christmas Traditions

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved. Today after worship we celebrated an “Old Fashioned Christmas” with traditional activities like caroling and decorating cookies.  Most people have traditions at Christmas, perhaps a special meal or a favorite activity. Traditions give structure and predictability to our lives. They can even … Continue reading

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Now is the season of Christmas carols.  One of my favorites is Do You Hear What I Hear? (listen). The lyrics and theme of the carol carry a message of waiting, listening and searching. Do you hear what I hear? A song, a song, high above the trees. With a voice as big as the … Continue reading

Growing in Mission

We talked at a meeting today about the strengths of Grace Church and the need to apply those strengths in a mission that serves the community.  Healthy churches (big and small) actively find needs in the community and reach out in service. Jesus is our model for service. Teaching and healing marked his time in … Continue reading