Monday, December 12, 2016

'Twas Two Weeks Before Christmas

Advent is the season of waiting that the church observes in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a time of anticipation.  We wait with joy and hope and peace and love the coming of the Saviour.
It also seems to be a time of activity!
Last Sunday we had a carol sing in the sanctuary followed by tea and cookies -- lots of cookies. 

On Tuesday, it was shopping day at Tswassen Mills. 15 of us left Swartz Bay on the 9:00 am ferry. We were blessed with a beautiful bright, cold and crisp sunny morning. We enjoyed the relaxed time to visit and chat.
Once off the ferry, we connected with the free shuttle bus to Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre, arriving by 11:00 am.
We then all wandered off to check out around 200 stores and enjoy lunch.

For our return, we met the shuttle bus at 4:30 pm for the 5:00pm sailing. An enjoyable day out.

This Sunday, we brought white gifts to church -- treats for our shut-ins.  The gifts are presented anonymously in white paper.  Later they are placed in hampers and delivered to those of our congregation who are no longer able to come to the church.  We miss these folk, and Advent is a good time to spread joy into the lives of those around us.

Next week -- the Sunday School presentation.

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