Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas For Christ

Tomorrow is our Christmas For Christ service at church. This is the one Sunday every year where we bring gifts to Jesus. Each family brings a wrapped offering, and places it in the manger. The offering is used to help start new churches, and sometimes part of the offering is used to help our own church. This year, we will be giving part of the offering for other churches and keeping part to help us with our building fund. We have been renting a building for seventeen years, and it is our dream to have our own building someday in the near future.

Also, on this particular Sunday, we have our Christmas program. This includes special songs by the choir, kids' choir, and soloists. We also have a narration or play, depending on the year.
This year, I have nine songs planned. One of them is part of a puppet show. Another is done is sign language. The choir is singing four songs, and the kids' choir is singing two. In addition to these, I am singing two solos. I can feel the pressure building!
I know that God will bless our efforts, I just hope all goes smoothly.
But no matter how it goes, our purpose is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and to worship Him.

I will give you all an update after things calm down.
Say a prayer for me, please!



Cliff Morrow said...

Well a big day indeed. I know you'll do well. I should remind you that the advantage of being the choir director is not doing solo's.
We are doing a contata we did about fifteen years ago tomorrow. It is with the childrens choir and so I was able to get the director of that choir to direct the whole thing freeing me up to sing tenor one more time. fun.We're looking forward to it. One of my son's and wife and family will be here so what a celebration. Have a joyous birthday shindig.

Granny said...

I remember the last time you posted about something like this.

You did great.

You will again.



Judy said...

It will be a GREAT day. Our children's concert is tomorrow night. I"m nervous as anything for them, but it is in God's hands now!

Anonymous said...

I know all will go well.

Will we get to hear some of the show? Obviously we won't get to hear the part in sign language ;-) but perhaps one of your solos?

Laura said...

I hope that everything went smoothly. You certainly sound so musically/vocally talented! I really like the idea of the service--Christmas for Christ. Really reminds you of the true reason for the season.
Merry Christmas Kendra (even if it is a bit early).

Rachel said...

By now it's over and I'm sure it all went great!! I went to our cantata tonight and they did a super job! I enjoy it so much!

I would have loved to hear your solos. I'll bet they were great. I listen to your song you have on your blog fairly often! And I sing along to parts I have learned so far! :)

Judy said...

Thinking of you, kendra! I know it was a great performance!

LZ Blogger said...

Kendra ~ What a nice tradition! I hope it all went well? I just wanted to wish a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! ~ jb///

Anonymous said...

You did a very good job planning everything. I think everyone did a great job!

Anonymous said...

glad that your service went well. I was sure, you guys always do a great job! Hope that you have a good Christmas! Do you all have anything planned?

love ya,

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Nine songs and a puppet show - sounds really special! Have fun. ;0)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope ALL went well, Kendra...(I think that was last Sunsay, wasn't it?...)
It sounds like a big undertaking but one that is filled with a very joyous result!
Do let us know!