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Sacred Trough

Friday 22 December

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The baby Jesus was placed in a manger. Not the  picturesque mangers we see in nativity plays, but an animals’ feeding trough.

Meals were an important part of Jesus’ life, he shared meals with those people that we would  probably not want invite into our homes if we knew them today.

And then Jesus became a meal. Body and blood given for you. Given to all those who come to him.

None of us deserve it and none can earn it. We can only take what Christ offers and remember that as we eat his holy meal we are elevated into his kingship and brought down into the manger of that first Christmas.

This Christmas as we encounter Christ coming, let us say, “For what we about to receive make us truly thankful. Amen.”

 

Being Present

Sunday  20th December

We had a nativity service that took over the main worship today.
The tableaux ended with the concept of all of us being taken into the Jesus story.

We were all present within the Jesus story and a part of its continuance.