Christmas is a time of joyous celebration. Familiar strains of timeless melodies fill the air in churches, homes, stores and concert halls. It is also a season of stories as we recall meaningful traditions, memorable experiences and joyous family moments. Most importantly, Christmas is the season to revisit and celebrate Christ’s coming,. It is the incarnation story which is front and centre: God’s coming to earth to be among us.

There are also other stories within the bigger story: the stories of Zechariah, Mary , Joseph, the shepherds, aged Simeon, and the Magi. Each of these people played significant roles in the context of the larger story. On December 16th at 7 p.m. our choir will share A Noel Celebration, which tells these stories and helps us reflect on our own place in the narrative of God’s plan.

Christmas is also about OUR story–it is a time to recall the impact of Christ’s arrival into your world and life. It is an opportunity for us to rejoice in the news that God has shattered our own night of darkness with good news: Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you.