and Office Hours
5:00 Family Candlelight Service
7:30 Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 28
9:00 - 3:00 Monday & Tuesdsay
Closed Christmas Eve and
Quinn G. Caldwell
“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” - Psalm 122
Funny thing about this time of year: suddenly, everybody wants to go to church. Say, “Let us go to the house of the Lord” in Advent, and all the world’s your friend. Say it in the middle of July, and all the world rolls its eyes at you as it heads out to the beach.
Just what is it about this time of year that makes people start going to church more? Is it habit? Some ingrained cultural thing? Are we making up for lost time? Is it because the children’s programs ramp up? Or because we really like the music?
Or is there something about lengthening nights and colder days and death in the garden? Isn’t there something, some need or fear or longing, that shrinks away in the long hot sun by the pool, but which grows as fall turns to winter, becoming large and threatening in the backseat when you’re driving home from work in full dark at 6pm?
And then doesn’t it come as something of a relief when someone says, “Let’s go to church”? Because don’t we know that there lies reassurance that whatever it is following us around in the backseat, there’s no way it’s going to beat us to Bethlehem?
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