Kia ora All Saints whānau,
Advent is here - we are clearly in the throws of Christmas preparation.
The other day Emily and I put up our Christmas Tree and then finding we had some more lights I put some across our house outside. Leon loves it when he sees it at night and just looks up in wonder at the lights. It is some of the joy of Christmas and kids get it. All I have done recently is say "I have a lot to do before Christmas." It struck me how different our reactions are to the coming Christmas. I am worried about the lists and the tasks, Leon is just struck by the wonder. I pray and hope that during Advent as we prepare for the coming saviour, we take time to recognise and see the wonder of that moment.
This week we continue our Advent series 'Preparing the way..." with Theo bringing us the message. I am so looking forward to what Theo will bring us and excited about being in the room with ya'll.
Coming up we have Nine Lessons and Carols on the 11th December, which will be a great night of carol singing and biblical readings. If there is anyone you think would enjoy this then please pick up a flyer from outside the church office. You can also find flyers for all our Christmas services there.
Secondly, if you are available to help us out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day please give your name to Ginny in the office so we can make sure we welcome anybody coming to our services.
See you Sunday