Christmas Traditions…

Good morning!

Alert!  Only three more preparing days left before celebrating Jesus’ birthday!  Don’t just shop – prepare to celebrate Immanuel (God with us!).  Last night Sonja and I were at a Christmas party and the question was asked, “What traditions do you have at Christmas?” A great question!  Might I suggest a couple?   One is that before we open any presents we read the Christmas story (I suggest Luke 2:1-20) and the second thing we do is celebrate Communion.

You do not have to be an experienced minister to serve Communion.  Here’s what you do…

  •  Have a small cracker or piece of bread for every person that is to participate (you can do this by yourself as well)
  • Have a cup(s) with grape juice (we Kemps use sparkling grape juice at Christmas to make it a little special, but that’s not necessary).
  • Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • Make any comments you may have about the crackers representing Jesus’ body and then break the cracker/bread and then invite everyone to eat their cracker/bread
  • Make any comments you may have about the juice representing Jesus’ blood that was shed for the forgiveness of our sins and then invite everyone to drink their juice
  • End with prayer

    There is a Santa Claus! (Guess who?)

I promise, the Holy Spirit will show up and it will make Christmas so very special.

After that?  Why open the presents! :)

Have a great day! _dlk

 


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