Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for the second Sunday after Epiphany … More Epiphany 2
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Drummers Drumming. The drummers represent the 12 points of doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed. “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power … More Twelfth Night: the 12th Day of Christmas
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Eleven Pipers Piping. After Judas had betrayed Jesus there were eleven disciples, and that is what this gift represent: the ‘true’ followers of Christ who carried out the gospel message.
On the Tenth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Lords a-leaping. As lords were judges and in charge of the law, this gift represents the Ten Commandments.
On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Nine Ladies Dancing. These nine dancers represent the Holy gifts known as the fruit of the Spirit. The fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
It has been said that if you want to give God a good laugh, tell him your five-year plan. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t have dreams, goals or plans. Just that we have no idea what’s around the corner, and we should be flexible and adapt to our changing circumstances … More Adam Lay Ybounden (Trad, arr. Warlock)
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Eight Maids a-Milking. This gift represents the Beatitudes – and that Christ came to save everyone, regardless of wealth or status. The eight who are blessed include the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, … More New Year’s Day: the 8th Day of Christmas
On the Sixth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Six Geese a-Laying. This gift is rooted in the book of Genesis, the first story found in the Bible. Each egg is a day in creation, a time when the world was “hatched” or formed by God.
On the Fifth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Five Gold Rings. The gift of the rings represents the first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch.
On the Fourth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Four Calling Birds. These birds represent the four Gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.