“…And all through the church…”
Posted: December 22, 2011 Filed under: Christmas
In parishes throughout the world there is a flurry of pre-Christmas Eve activity taking place this week. My own parish, St. John’s in Hingham, Massachusetts, is no different. Here are a few photos that highlight the unsung heroes of the whole operation — the parish administrators and sextons and musicians and altar guild members and assorted volunteers. May your own preparations go swimmingly and, as I constantly remind myself, our Lord’s arrival is not dependent upon whatever we do or fail to get done. Blessings, all.
Extra chairs await the throngs
That's not the way we've always done it!
Junior Choir practicing for the 4 pm "Zoocharist"
The real hero of the whole operation
The Organist -- sick as a dog on 12/22. Feel better Dr. Fred!
Occasionally we force the curate to leave so she can get Christmas shopping done
New 2 pm service added to 4, 7, and 11 pm.
Nowhere to lay their heads, for now
Taking pictures just avoids the inevitable -- I really need to finish that sermon
Please stop bringing us chocolate! (but we're open to good scotch)
How many bulletins to print? Check last year then add some.
How did the Magi do it without red poinsettias?
Parking detail ready for action
Semi-threatening notes from the parish administrator
Hundreds of "Candy Croziers" ready for the kids