If you are at all like me, you have been overwhelmed with the planning, rehearsals, services, and extra performances associated with Reformation, All Saints’, the Reign of Christ the King, and now Advent and Christmas — whew! The funny part is that we all know it’s coming … every year … over and over. Yet I (perhaps we) always seem to feel ill-prepared,no matterhow early I think I start looking at the calendar and planning.
My Advent/Christmas prayer for each of us is that we find peace in this season, we allow ourselves to trust our experience, we engage everyone with open hearts and minds, and that we remind ourselves daily of what this time of year in the Church is really about– the annual celebration of hopeful expectation of new beginnings.
Dr. Stephen White, Chapter Dean