We will have a very special Ascension Forum on Sunday, December 15th following the 11:00 Service. For many of us, the hymns of Advent and Christmas speak to a deep and tender place in our souls. They sing of longing for Christ’s coming and for a world made new and whole again. They tell of Mary and Joseph and the precious babe, born in vulnerability and poverty, among the animals and shepherds. They may remind us of our own childhood faith and family traditions, or show us something brand new about the “old, old story.” Next Sunday, December 15, our parish forum will offer an opportunity to “sing our hope”. Come with a favorite hymn for Advent or Christmas, and share the story of what it means to you. Dr. Keene and Mother Liz will facilitate our singing and sharing.
This week: The rector shares a poem reflecting on part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as relayed in Matthew: “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.”