Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Carols by Candlelight

On Sunday we held our Carols by Candlelight service and welcomed 130 people to St Paul's.
Handheld candles flickered in darkness. Together, we sang many of the old favourites, while the choir sang some of those less well-known. There was even one in French, but the translation was projected so that we all knew what was going on.

Interspersed between the carols were scripture readings but told again the story of how Jesus, foretold long ago in history, been born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. There were also some readings from Scripture to draw our attention to the purpose of Christ’s coming – coming as a light to draw humans from the darkness of sin to his marvellous light. In his remarks, Steve highlighted the possibility of studying this further with the Alpha course, which is starting on 7 January.

So, we draw close to the climax of Christmas with the Christmas Eve Communion Service at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday and the Christmas Day Family Communion Service at 10 a.m.

Thank you to all who worked so hard. We hope the service brought alive the Christmas story for all who came along.