A few day’s before Christmas Eve this year, I started thinking about going to my ole’ Church for their Christmas Eve Candle Light Service. I decided to go.
This is the same Church that I was Confirmed in back in the early 60’s. I apologize for the Image quality. Was taken with my Phone. The ole’ Church has under gone some changes since my Sunday’s here every morning, but it is still pretty much the same.
The Pews have changed. A few of them have been removed to give people in wheel-chairs a place to be farther forward than before. The Chapel now has a screen hanging down with the Service Hymns words so people can sing along. You can also read the Scriptures on the screen as the Pastor reads them. In the back, behind me and out of the Image, is the new over-flow area that now has soft plush chairs for our Senior members. It has gotten bigger than years ago. There are also new Table Lamps along side the chairs for the congregation to read along. And with all that, the Church has gotten much bigger with new Sunday School Rooms, and Social Quarters. It has grown much over the passing years.
I have many memories of this Lutheran Church. Being a teen-age back then, I had to attend every Church Service on each Sunday until I was a confirmed member of the Congregation. There was no air-conditioning then. An open window was for air during the Summer when it was hot. Now, the whole Church has air. There are now padded seats that I never had before. The Candle Light Service, with all the lighted candles, makes the Chapel take on a new look. It’s pretty when all the electric lights are turned off, to leave nothing but candle light to see and sing. I will return here, again.