Many traditions, especially in Europe, always have a Christmas Day service and last year Christmas Day fell on Sunday! No problem, have Christmas Eve services on Saturday night and Sunday services on Christmas Day. Whoops - that’s when I realized Christmas Day services are not the norm for American Methodists. So, when I saw that this year we had to double up on worship - not only celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent today but then come back for Christmas Eve services – ON THE SAME DAY – well I wondered what you would do!
I guess if you’re reading this, you got up and came to the 4th Sunday of Advent BEFORE you come back for Christmas Eve services. THANK YOU. I hated the idea of skipping one of the four Sundays in Advent. I’ve enjoyed the journey with you, but maybe you feel like me – these last days rushed in FAST! Thanks for participating so enthusiastically. I trust the preparation has been meaningful for all of us. Now, from Pam and my whole family, have a very Merry Christmas!
PS—next Sunday is New Year’s Eve and we are still planning to worship, so stay in the Christmas spirit and join us.