Friday, December 24, 2010
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 6 pm tonight @ Tinney Chapel
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Light A Candle Tonight, Dec. 24, At The Quintessential Country Church
If you would like to center yourself into the unique heights of Christmastime, come to Tinney Chapel tonight at 6 pm and light a candle during our brief Holy Communion Christmas Eve worship service.
Pastor Sue Gross will lead the service and serve Holy Communion.
The congregation will welcome you with seasonal love, and many will likely give you a Christmas hug, asking only that you pass it along.
It was Dickens who said it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmastime.
But it was Mary Ellen Chase who said Christmas is not a date: Rather it is a state of mind, and that is so true at the quintessential country church.
This is a church that knows how both to worship and to welcome.
So, just show up, and you will feel right at home. We guarantee it.
Many in our congregation spend the year putting up some of that old-fashioned Christmas Spirit in jars, and open a jar of it every month or so: They are members of the Tinney Chapel Ladies Group.
It's true that, according to the calendar, Christmas comes but once a year, and it was a memorable Dickens character, Ebeneezer Scrooge, who eventually concluded that it's best to honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year.
Remember that old-fashioned custom: Keeping Christmas?
Keeping it all year, at that.
So, come on out tonight, Dec. 24, and help Tinney Chapel honor the Christ Child, the Reason for the Season, and we promise to send you home with more than a song in your heart.
What's more, you are more than welcome to come back tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, for a free Christmas Dinner!
"Remembrance, like a candle, shines brightest at Christmastime."--Charles Dickens.