Dear Loved Ones,
I want to take this opportunity to extend my deep appreciation to the parishioners who worked behind the scenes to help with our glorious Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.
Even though our pews were not jammed packed as in previous years, due to this pandemic, your effort remained to make our annual Christmas celebration magical for those in attendance.
Where do I begin? The music. Wow! Joel Alarcon, Alex Bi, and our choir, both live and virtual, filled our beautiful worship space with joyful, exquisite music.
The flowers. Gorgeous. The Flower Committee created lovely seasonal topiaries for each window out of boxwood, berries and dried flowers. Three beautiful arrangements adorned the altar area, too.
The worship participants. Acolytes, Lectors, Ushers and Technical Acolytes all did their parts to help make my job a little easier.
The Altar Guild. Lovingly cleaned and prepared the altar and the elements for our worship. As always.
We are blessed so many parishioners cherish our worship and sanctuary, and contribute to make it meaningful and beautiful year round.
Finally, I am also greatly appreciative to the parish for the generous Christmas gift you gave to Karen and me. Thank you from both of us.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!