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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Candelight Service

The Sunday evening before Christmas day, our church ends the evening worship time with a time of singing hymns in candlelight.  This past Sunday was no different.  

The moon was out along with some stars and clouds.

We began by singing some hymns in the regular light.

And then we lined up to pick up a candle for singing in the dark.

The sanctuary got dimmer

and dimmer.

Finally, only the area behind the chancel was lit.

Carefully, we held our candles and sang a capella.

After the special time of singing, we were directed to the nicely decorated fellowship hall to eat.

The pulled pork was delicious.

It was a not a night for dieting.  

A warm and fuzzy evening indeed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Visiting with Ryan, Becky and their Boys

     Ryan and Becky have such a lovely family.  Lovely and fun.  There is a lot of energy, sweetness and humor in this clan.  Remember where they live?  They've made a bustling and busy Southern California locale a home not only for themselves but for many of the Providence College students and faculty where Ryan is a professor.  Warmth and hospitality abound for humans, fruits, vegetables, a cat and chicken alike.  Welcome to their home.