"SPEER-itual Moments"


By: Rev. Gary H. Speer

And so it has begun…another Advent season. Our time to prepare, to get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our time to enjoy those moments of wonder and awe that can still capture us even today.
 
It has begun. One Sunday already past, leaving only three Sundays, and then Christmas Day will come on a Sunday this year. Each of these an opportunity for us to come together as a church family.
It has begun. I will be a little nostalgic this year as this is our last Christmas together, and so I want to savor each moment that we share together.
 
But I also love each moment that we have; the sanctuary so beautiful this time of the year; “angel gifts” that will make Christmas a little brighter for some families in need; our Reverse Advent Calendar linked to Jackson Harper’s Eagle Scout Project; Family Promise right in the midst of Christmas week; “carols and communion and candles” to look forward to on Christmas Eve; and that rare opportunity for us to gather on Christmas Day for a special early evening worship.
 
There is so much to share together during this most wonderful time of the year.
 
Devotedly,
 
Gary
 

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