Tuesday, December 9, 2014


The second Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

On Sunday morning we had the installation of our new elder and our new deacon and deaconesses.  Joe was still sick and not able to make it.  It's a shame he misses out on so much.  The new officers were at the front of the church with the pastor and elders...

... when I see a movement out of the side of my eye.  I look over and see...

... Miss A standing next to me.  I didn't have my camera with me so took this with my phone.  Sorry about the glare from the window.  I waved and smiled at her and gave her my surprised face that always makes her giggle.  She was smiling then turned around, said "Dada" and...

... started walking down the aisle.  Here she is looking at Alice as if to ask permission.  Her mom grabbed her and the service went on, despite her tears.  She is just so adorable!

In the evening we had our 5th annual Christmas Cafe.  We had live music by the professional musicians in our congregation and lots of Christmas treats and coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, etc.  Again, Joe got up and dressed to go and just couldn't do it.  This is the second year that he's missed it.  That was a shame because we had so much fun.

Each table had this candle and poinsettias on it.

Bud is on the piano and Jon on the guitar.

Lots of treats

Joe A. sang four songs for us.  He has a wonderful voice.

Here's Bud on the mandolin and Jon on the guitar.

Quite a few people came out for the Cafe

The church looked so beautiful
 I brought a few cookies home for Joe. He was feeling a little better so he got up and we did the devotion for our Advent wreath.

Then it was time for bed.  A long day, but a good one.



  1. I love the idea of the Christmas Cafe. I hope Joe is feeling better. Have you tried using essential oils, diffusing them in your home? They really cut down on cold and flu germs, and can be very restorative.

  2. you did a great job on this Kathy.

  3. Sorry Joe was sick. Get it over with now, and maybe he will be well for Christmas.

  4. Sorry Joe had to miss the Christmas festivities with you at church. Praying he gets better. Thanks for sharing your day! Did you see my give away? hugs!

  5. I loved this posting! I can just see Miss A toddling down the aisle to her daddy.....adorable!The music is beautiful. Thank you for including it....especially the mandolin. Adds a unique sound.Sorry to hear about Joe. Will be praying he feels beeter soon.
    Have a special day! God loves you!

  6. I'm sorry your Joe was too sick to enjoy the festivities! Your church sounds like it's a wonderful place and I giggled seeing little Miss A walking down the aisle in all of her cuteness. There certainly is a lot of talent in your church too. Your little advent ring is very pretty. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)


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