Saturday, 12 December 2009

Church Christmas

Christmas 2009
Each day from now until Christmas day one article will be devoted to a subject connected with Christmas. Today we look at church and Christmas.

Christmas in Church

Nativity Play
On a Sunday before Christmas many churches will have a service that includes a nativity play. The children will act out the Christmas story. There will also be carol services, sometimes by candle-light.

Christmas Day
Some churches will start Christmas Day with a midnight communion service (midnight mass). Other churches will have a short informal service for all the family on Christmas morning. If the church has a crib, the figure of Jesus is put in on Christmas Day. The fifth, and last, Advent candle will be lit.

This is the twelth day of Christmas - January 6th. At Epiphany, we remember when the wise men visited Jesus. It reminds us that Jesus was shown to people who weren't Jews (gentiles), and that he came for people of all races. If the church has a crib, the figures of the shepherds may be taken out, and replaced with those of the wise men.

Don't Miss These Two Video Clips

First a Welsh comedian socking it to the Australians. This hilarious stand-up routine is one of the funniest I've ever seen.

Now watch this little girl go! Amazing performance.

Questions You Just Can't Answer

Why do you need a driver's licence to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?
If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?
Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
Psychics never win the lottery, Why is that?
How can two space ships meeting always face the right way up in Sci-Fi movies?

Church Signs

Thought For Today

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
Frank Zappa