Friday night: We had a party for women of the church only. We ate, read a Christmas story, and shared holiday memories. It was a very touching and memorable evening.
|Our choir director singing O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion during service at Mineral Presbyterian.|
Third Sunday of Advent: today the candles were lit for peace, hope, and joy. Our choir director sang a lovely solo: "O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion" from Handel's Messiah. Cue up the YouTube video of the music and have a listen as you read the rest of this blogpost. So lovely. Erin did a beautiful job.
This afternoon: Our whole church choir drove up to a tiny church, Mineral Presbyterian, near Mt. Rainier and conducted a music program for them. This tiny church always makes me feel like I am in a Currier and Ives postcard, definitely a throwback to a bygone era. Usually there is snow but there was none today.
|Mineral Presbyterian Church|
|Our church choir|
Book read this week:
- Boxers by Gene Luen Yang...a graphic novel about the Boxer Revolution in China in the late 1800s. Yang is a very talented artist and storyteller. I'll be shocked if this book and its companion, Saints, don't win all kinds of awards this January.
- Saints by Gene Luen Yang...the companion book to Boxer because every war has too sides.
- Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver...I accomplished my weekly goal which was to get at least half finished with the audiobook, which is 8 discs.
From the kitchen: Gingerbread cookies and Mint Meringue Cookies for the church events.
Have a lovely week.