December 2023


December has arrived and it always makes me think of the lovely Christmas hymn “In the Bleak Midwinter” with its verses about frosty wind, snow on snow, and so on. The hymn becomes quite joyful, however, with the birth of the infant Jesus. As the hymn goes, Mary worships her beloved child with a kiss and the hymn then asks what can we give him? The answer is we can give him our hearts. What a wonderful thing to do, to give Jesus our love, especially during a holiday season that often sadly seems to focus on the more commercial side of Christmas. The season of Advent is the perfect time to focus again on the bright light of Jesus that shines through these wintry days as we once again wait in hopeful expectation to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Please join us this month at St. Paul’s for beautiful and meaningful services, including a special Christmas Eve Eucharist service at 4:00 p.m. Be sure to bring some family members and friends to this special service as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Wishing all of you a very blessed Advent, Christmas, and holiday season!

Kim Bohler, Senior Warden

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