CHRISTMAS EVE

1224161841

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.

Happy Holidays!

Les

Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

gregfallis.com

it's this or get a real job

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends

Lizzie's Week

Catch up with ongoings from my week

The Book of Esther

"These are a few of my favorite things..."

christiontheroad

retired roaming

Granny in Gear

Pedaling past 60. . .Years, that is, not miles!

Ashley French

Personal reflections from a quiet corner.

Sometimes You Get So Confused

Stop here and see if there's something to help you get things untangled.

Liv2RV

Living and working around the country in a RV

Chambers on the Road

RV, other Travels and Home Life in Retirement

Attorney Attire

health, travel, and career blog

Emjayandthem's Blog

One woman's observations on her way through life

Type 1 Cycologist

Type 1 Diabetic psychologist cycling every day for one year

Fundy Contemplations...

...listening is the beginning of peace.

Lines and My Life

The lines I follow in cycling, the lines I handle for my kites, and the lines of thought that define my life.

Days of Light

An Australian couple living light on two bikes

Beth Henshaw

Empathic Adventurers

%d bloggers like this: