Canon Kristin ended her homily last Sunday calling on us all “To prepare the way.” To prepare the way during Advent for the coming of Jesus. We all individually and with our families prepare, in various ways, for Christmas, but the Canon’s message reminded us that what we are preparing for is our salvation as symbolized by the celebration of Christ’s birth. To best do that we should devote our attentions to taking care of ourselves and each other in this Advent.This season that too often becomes packed with long “to do” lists, crammed calendars and a fervent rush to get everything done before midnight on 12/24.
Here at St. Andrew’s we would like to offer you some suggestions for walking through these next couple of weeks. This Sunday during our 10:15 service our children will be sharing with us their talents and lessons for the season. Please come and support them. The Non-Food Pantry will be putting together special bags for the children who go through our Non-Food Pantry distribution. They have asked for help in making Christmas cookies. They are needed by 12/17, should be packaged (2-3) in individual sandwich sized bags and can be dropped off at the church office (Monday-Thursday morning) or the Murray’s house. Volunteers for this distribution are also needed. Please contact Martha Rainbolt (653-8060) if you are able to help either making lunches or distributing product on December 18th. Finally, we will be having our Christmas Eve candlelight, service at 5:30 on Friday, December 24th. There will be morning prayer offered at 10:15 on December 25th and 26th.
Enjoy your days, take care of yourself and others, prepare the way.