Tuesday, 30 December 2014

All the Excitement of Christmas

An excited congregation assembled in Saint Paul’s at 10.0 a.m. on Christmas morning for our Family Communion Service. Presents were displayed as we considered the greatest gift at Christmas – Jesus Christ himself. In a competition to see who had awoken the earliest, it turned out that our children had actually been very self-restrained this Christmas and few parents had suffered greatly.

One might have expected the church to empty quickly as people rushed off to their Christmas meal. Perhaps it was the sherry that was served, or people’s friendly nature, but in any case, the church actually took a very long time to empty – even though there were only three days until the congregation  would meet again on Sunday, when the Christmas season continues.