Monthly Archives: December 2013

No room at the inn

Alexis Chauvet (1837-1871) wrote an Offertoire for the Third Sunday in Advent, an arrangement of a 15th century French Noël, Nous voici dans la ville.  The carol poetically chronicles the excuses offered by various Bethlehem innkeepers to Mary and Joseph, all while the evening was advancing and the moment of Christ’s birth drew nearer. Yet in […]

Pastor’s Christmas Message

Dear Reader, The time leading up to and after Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions for many. Darkness comes earlier in the evening and the temperature drops.  Memories of loved one lost this time of year stay with us.   The general holiday atmosphere can sometimes make us feel even worse because we’re supposed […]