I’d like to express a big Thank You to Ellen Peterson, Lee Ann Peele, Lee Jessup, Brian McKerlie and the Choir for the toe-tapping, joy-filled Cantata, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass!” It was great to hear so many gifted soloists, too! Ellen’s creativity and talent continue to amaze me, and I feel so very fortunate to serve with her at First Reformed.
Since there is possibility of rain showers, we will decide at 2pm whether or not to go Christmas Caroling tonight. Look on Facebook and email for an update.
As Christmas Day draws near, we cannot help but be mindful of the angst, uncertainty, and suffering ever present around us, both globally and close to our own hearts. This Sunday, we will cling to the message of hope and peace as the youth and children remind us of the powerful Love of Who we follow….that in the midst of the poor and lowly, the humble and the hurting, God comes and dwells among us.
Let us remember the bold words of Mary and how she describes the God who has called her…
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
He has shown strength with his arm;
He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.”
I pray we may lift up the lowly, fill the hungry with good things and follow with hope wherever the Star of Bethlehem leads.
See you Sunday,