Thank you to all the parents who brought young children and to those who helped plan our annual Stations of the Creche and Christmas tree lighting.
The relatively mild weather and the clear night added to the festivities and so did our little flock of sheep and goats. It's easy to for me to say, since I didn't have to lead any of them, but it seemed like they were pretty well behaved -- at least no one got away! Even the three candles on the outdoor Advent wreath stayed lit.
Our tree is decorated with many more lights this year and the newer LED's make a more brilliant display of color.
The children did a great job of reading and Mary and Joseph and "Seymour" the pony who plays the part of the donkey, were right on schedule. Our portable sound system worked perfectly this year and the inside of the church looked festive and dignified. Everyone seemed to enjoy the snacks after the prayers (even our sheep who got to eat grass and treats too.)
Each year we celebrate the Advent Stations with Christmas creche blessing and tree lighting to gather as a parish family for a holy and happy event during the Advent season. Thanks again to everone who made the evening such a success.
Check out the rest of the photos in the Christmas Album.