On Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. is our Candlelight Nativity Pageant and at 10:00 p.m. is our Candlelight Carols. On Christmas Day at 10:30 a.m. is our Candlelight Holy Communion.
Advent blessings and Christmas joy from All Saints’:
Like Mary and Joseph long ago, we find ourselves on a journey toward the holy birth. Invite your fellow shepherds to Bethlehem-by-the-Sea to hear the angels sing, and to adore the Christ Child with you. Meanwhile, we prepare for his coming. One of our youth, Alex Davies, is directing the pageant. Kathy and the choir are busy rehearsing beautiful music. I’m working on the sermon. Candles and poinsettias will soon grace the church, and joy is in the air.
We are also heading toward the destination of finishing the year with a balanced budget. Through the generous donations by many of you, and by careful underspending, the vestry completed the first eleven months with a surplus. However, we have used all of our investment income for the year, so it is up to us to pay our pledges and make special Christmas gifts. Expenses for December will be around $35,000. As of December 9, we have $10,547 in hand. Please join your rector and vestry in generously supporting Christ’s work in and through All Saints’.
May the wonder and love of these holy days bring you much peace,
Fr. Rick and Wanda Green