Saturday, 6 December 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....

Barbara, Jean, Elsie and Sylvia preparing the Christingles.

I've just returned home from Christ Church where, this morning, there was a hive of activity. Ladies preparing the Christingles for tomorrow evenings Christingle Service, others who were cleaning the church and others who had popped in for Coffee and chat and then got caught up with either flower arranging, cleaning, washing up and setting out tables.

Connie and Carol enjoying a cuppa before getting involved in other activities.

The Church looks beautiful with the Christmas decorations - nothing fancy - all have been donated by various folks over the years.

The manger scene set up in front of the Communion Table - baby Jesus arrives on Christmas day.

The Three Kings/Wisemen are making their way.

The Christmas tree - it was a breath taking moment when I looked at the Christmas tree and could also see reflected on the wall a cross from where the sun was shinning through the opposite window. Can you see it?

Asda superstores are using the melody 'It's beginning to look alot like Christmas' as their theme tune this year but did you realize that the last verse of the song says this:-

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start,
and the thing that will make then ring
is the carol that you sing
right within your heart.

What's the carol that you are singing within your heart this Christmas time?

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." Roy L Smith

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and woman seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." Charles Dickens


Ali said...

I love that picture of the tree, and yes, I can see it.

Christmas has even hit our small part of Belfast this weekend - it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Judith said...

Thanks Ali - I'm sure your children are getting excited?

Yep we've even got a Christmas tree in our small parade of shops which we have not had before!!