Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Trees tradition and blessing

The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays which depicted the tree of paradise and the Christmas light or candle which symbolized Christ, the Light of the world. We see … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

Unless we have lived through December heartbroken, it may not cross our minds how hard the lead-up to Christmas can feel for people in the midst of loss, failure, or hopelessness. Their imprisonments can look like being stuck in a … Continue reading

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Christmas

Rev David McGregor’s Christmas sermon 2015, luke-2-8-20-christmas-day-2015-sermon “In an out of the way kind of place, in an out of the way kind of time, in an out of the way kind of town there was God’s truth: a baby born … Continue reading

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Advent and Christmas Music

In addition to songs listed in Advent weeks, the following music may be of interest: Christmas Is Real (Tune: ‘Spean’, 11 10 11 10D, TiS 201 ii) Christmas is real when the cost that we measure reaches the manger and … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season to celebrate the nativity of Jesus. In most Western Church traditions Christmas Day is the First Day of Christmas and the Twelve Days are 25 December … Continue reading

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COCU5C.Christmas Eve

Call to Worship When we wait in the night in the hush that only stars can hold as they bend towards the coming of the light; when we wait in the night labouring with anticipation of what midnight shall bring; … Continue reading

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in times of grief, and death, and sorrow

Jan Richardson reflects on the death of her husband Gary: One of the things I quickly learned after Gary died was that death has a way of tearing open our hearts toward eternity. We are no longer residents of this … Continue reading

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