For those of you looking at this Bulletin or our blog on Christmas (especially those who are visiting or have returned for these holy days)—Welcome! There are no strangers in the house of God.
One of the hymns we sing here at St. Aidan during Advent and Christmas is titled “Love Has Come” (JS 711). The refrain of this song says: “Word of God, enthroned, dwell in us forevermore. Love has come to show the way. Hallelujah, peace be with you us. Love has come to show the way.” Love has come to show the way—let the Lord enter! May you have a wonderful celebration for the birth of Christ with your dear ones! May Christ dwell in you forevermore; and may your New Year be peaceful and productive. Keep singing!
Just a Note: I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the effort behind the scenes to help create a wonderful Advent Pageant for our parish, and successful food and fundraiser for the poor. Many profuse thanks to Mr. Larry Turowski and his crew for the Christmas enhancements for our church—and the Snows and team for their assistance.
Many thanks to Mrs. Karyn Stoppa for all the angel props and decorations—and for all the help stage managing. Thank you to our tireless staff for your support—Jim Herrod giving us light by which to see; to the secretarial staff (Pat Allen, Deb Prost and Bette Kross) for printing our programs and other support; to David Conrad for his smart board enhancements, to Paul Pyrkosz and last (but not least) to Fr. Kevin for support of this project. There are always many wonderful people in the background making all the details happen in these and all the other church programs to augment any experience or event for our St. Aidan parishioners.
Special great thanks for all the hard work and dedication of the members of our St. Aidan Music Ministry—all the vocalists, soloists and instrumentalists who worked and practiced and rehearsed in order to sing God’s praises well. Crowns in heaven, people!
Many abundant thanks for the generosity of our St. Aidan parishioners and friends who supported this program to help to re-fill our food bank in time for our parish Christmas Food Basket Project. May God bless you at Christmas and always!