Christmas Eve Remarks
Prior to Cantata
The Rev. Dianne O’Connell
Interim Senior Minister
Robert Frost said, "
As we struggle with shopping lists and greeting cards,
We came this evening with our loved ones to quietly pray and to enjoy beautiful music prepared to honor the birth of our Lord. During these past weeks of Advent, we’ve already explored what the birth of Jesus might mean for us. But tonight, we come to just be. To be with Him. To be together. We our honored that you have chosen to be with us.
Some folks’ family traditions include taking the children and/or other loved ones to worship on Christmas Eve – other folks do not have this custom. You, my friends, are among those of us who do. That makes us family. We gather tonight to honor our traditions and to praise our Lord. Amen