Christmas Festival Service 2009

It was snowing in Manchester on Sunday and I wondered how it would affect our Festival Service. Well, there were a number who could not make it but quite a number of guests joined us and the attendance was excellent under the circumstances. I only hope everyone got home safely (I have heard reports of nightmare journeys home).  The children’s nativity was, of course, the highlight of the service though the singing group was also excellent. Pictures of the nativity below (courtesy of Anna Wright– thanks Anna!):

The song of Mary

The Bible readings for today are: Psalm 124; Malachi 2.1–16; Luke 1.46–56.

And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
(Luke 1.46–55, the Magnificat)

What more can you say?

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