The 10PM service provides the opportunity to do things a little different than normal. We read a lot, we sang together a lot. There were nine bible passages read and each person chose their own version. There was the King James Version, Revised Standard, etc. And then there was me with my "Word on the Street". I'm so pretentious. But I like to shake things up a little. We read a celtic litany. There was no sermon. Many people shared special music and all glory was given to God as no one aplauded (thank you!) We ended with candles in every hand and well wishes as we left the church to return to our warm little homes.
It didn't feel like Christmas today with work at 6AM and a Vikings game. It was so slow at work, but everyone who came in was so cheery, it was a fun day to serve coffee. When I arrived at my parents' I was happy to finally start the holiday break.
We ate and opened presents. A gift of note is the book Emerging Worship by Dan Kimball, which will inspire to do beautiful things for God at EPIC.
Now, I'm home watching the traditional 'Midnight Mass' on TV. Tomorrow is Christmas at the Albrecht's up north and Sunday is the Hutchinson's at Mom's. Mmmmm food.
I hope everyone is happy and warm this Christmas. Enjoy the break and I can't wait to see you when you return. Anyone else have an over abundance of cookies?