Happy New Year
For generations my family are usually the last people in our neighborhood to take down our Christmas stuff. We celebrate the 12 days of Christmas ending with Epiphany on January 6th. Even then we are still very much in the Christmas spirit celebration mode.
My tree will stay up as it is an artificial one now. Some presents are still under the tree un-wrapped of course. The thank yous have been sent to family and friends who live elsewhere.
However, the lights still linger and the carillon in our Lutheran Church in Williamsburg will still play carols for an hour each evening from 5-6 p.m. We keep Christ in the season.
One of our celebrations in January will be our Sunday School-Youth Christmas Service and parish potluck lunch on January 12th. It is a reminder that we continue to celebrate the mystery of the baby born in Bethlehem.
So I encourage you to keep your celebrations and the joy of the season to welcome in the New Year . . 2014.
Lights remind me that we believe that Christ came to bring light to the darkness in the world and so may we bring light to others during the next 365 days.
May God bless your new year!
From the good people of South Dundas Lutheran Community Church & Rev. Norine Gullons