I'm dreaming of a wet Christmas.
It looks like El Niño will be paying us a visit this Christmas.
By "El Niño" I am not referring to "The Baby" Jesus in Spanish. I am talking about the weather phenomena which will be dumping inches of rain upon us in the coming days. So, what's the difference between a "wet" Christmas and a "white" Christmas? About thirty degrees! (Rim shot please.) But seriously, our worship services on Christmas Eve will probably be affected.
Last Sunday we mentioned in worship that because of the beginning of construction and site preparation of our new multipurpose building, the West Entrance (ballfield side) to the Education Building will be blocked. For those parking in the West lot, we have a couple of options:
Our fifteen-passenger church bus will be available before and after each service for anyone who wishes to ride to and from their car. Drivers may want to drop off their passengers under the awning before parking. There will be two portable tents for you to wait for the bus.
If you prefer to walk from the West Parking Lot, parking lot greeters will point you to the lighted sidewalk which goes across the front lawn and allows you to enter through Friendship Hall. From there you can take the elevator or the steps up to the Chapel.
We hope this allows you to get to and from your car without too much trouble. Thank you in advance for your patience. We realize this is an inconvenience, however parking access will return to normal when the construction is finished in only seven months.
For those of you who want to try to pray the rain away this Christmas Eve -- feel free to intercede on our behalf. But remember the Bible says God, "sends rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:45, ESV) That probably applies to Presbyterians and Methodists, too. Whatever happens, we will be here on Christmas Eve at 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - rain or (moon)shine. See you there!
Prayer for Today
Thank you, God, for sending Jesus to save us and our world. We really need it! In the strong name of Jesus we pray. Amen.