It was COLD ! Light snow flurries arrived a few hours after our Stations of the Creche and Christmas Tree Lighting.
Thanks to everyone whose effort made the evening a success: the prayerful liturgy in Church, the procession to the outdoor scenes of the Shepherds and the Magi, and of course to the Christmas manger. The hot chocolate and home baked goodies after the lighting of the tree were delicious and well appreciated.
Now I know that the sheep in our Nativity scene are not real, but I'm not sure the real sheep we had on hand Monday night knew that. What other explanation for the fact that they took off like lightning toward the Shepherds and Sheep station? The photo below shows the blurry images of the sheep dragging their shepherds toward the light. Thanks to everyone for being good sports. The electronic color-changing candles worked out well this year--- who knew they could also be used a light sabers?
Our Christmas tree has weathered a storm or two and stil has its supports from the last bad storm, but it looks proud and beautiful in the darkness as its lights announce the coming of the Light of the World.
One of the Shepherds Looks over the Prayer
You Would Think the Sheep Knew Where They Were Going!
The Magi Teach Us To Seek The Lord
Our Christmas Tree Proclaims That Christ is Our Light