We are planning on spending a quiet Christmas at home this year. It is actually something to look forward to after a busy year that never seems to end with things to do, people to see and places to go!!
I wanted to show a couple of pictures made at our Candlelight Lord's Supper service this past Wednesday night. We always try to do things a little different...never changing the importance of the ordinance but also not to make it a ritual but something very special just as the One is special who we remember.
We had several ladies who worked on making the unleaven bread. The idea was to make it as in the olden days. Brenda Hopper had the idea to use a very old table that was in her barn for the Lord's Supper table. One of the men of the church took it, cleaned the dirt dobbers off, cleaned the wood and it was just wonderful....a simple table for serving the bread and juice! We walked down the aisle with our candles lite, picked up our Lord's Supper and after everyone was served, we ate it together. It was very special!
Sunday we had five new members join and blessed our hearts! I love our church family! They are the best!
On that Wednesday night, I had Harper with me and I was a little nervous about sitting through a worship service with her since she usually goes to the nursery. But I decided to brave it and she was wonderful! I told her to only whisper, that we did not talk out loud and she did! But she does love to light the candles and blow them out. We let her hold an "unlighted" candle and she seems happy with that!!
After the service she did want to go up on the platform and made a B-line for the guitars that our worship band keeps there. I had to stop her twice! Now that Santa has brought her two guitars.....I expect her to start playing anytime!
The next morning we made the trip over to see Kelly to celebrate her birthday and to take (sniff, sniff) Harper home!
Here are a few pictures of our little birthday/Christmas party with our kids!
Got the chance to hold this sweet baby for awhile!
They are blessed to have a great-aunt who loves them so much!