Due to the heavy December snow we had canceled our Christmas Candlelight Service for December 22nd. Joanne and I were out of town for the Sunday after Christmas. So, we finally had the Mount Airy Charge Christmas Candlelight Service at Saint Andrews UMC on the evening of January the 3rd.
We had actually considered not having it at all, since we were into the new year. I am so glad that we decided to go ahead as planned.
We had the reading parts that took us through the nativity story.
Between the readings we had congregational hymns and carols; also songs by individuals.
We closed out the service by receiving Holy Communion.
We ended the evening with the lighting of candles, with the light spreading across the front of the sanctuary. It represented the light of Christ coming into and spreading across the world. Someone said that after the candlelight service they felt like they had truly had Christmas.