by Susan Russell
As the countdown to Christmas continues, the preparations shift into high gear for the celebrations and services here at All Saints Church. The choirs are rehearsing their music, the preachers are mulling their texts and Gary Leonard and his crew are organizing to once again deck the halls of All Saints Church for the six services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
And we will start on Christmas Eve with the three o’clock “Family Candlelight Service” – which includes the Christmas story retold in pageant form complete with angels, shepherds, wise men/women and (of course) Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus. And because at All Saints Church we know that families come in many varieties, our holy families have come in many different shapes and sizes over the years – including blended families, multi-racial families and same-sex families – all part of the wonderful tapestry of telling and retelling the beloved Christmas story.