Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas in Elizabethton

If you are roundabout East Tennessee on Christmas Eve, come visit us. We will go to church twice on Sunday. Once at eleven a.m. to celebrate Mary's Song and then at ten p.m. for our Christmas Eve candlelighting service.

At last week's Christmas dinner, the youth and children put on a powerpoint show called "Christmas in Elizabethton." We will get it on the web page hopefully before Christmas.

Here are a couple of pics to whet your appetite:

Mary and Joseph getting married.

The shepherds and the innkeeper looking with wonder at Baby J.

Herod questioning the Wise Women.

Herod sending out his soldiers.

Mary and Baby J.

The singing angels

Where is the Messiah to be born? Herod checking out the prophecy.


  1. Glad to see you preaching on a text from the Holy Scriptures this Sunday!

    Did you know that it was illegal to read the Magnificat during the civil unrest of 1980s Guatemala?

    Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, Kathleen Norris (New York: Riverhead Books, 1998) p. 117. Kathleen Norris is a Presbyterian whose writing I think you, and the folks at 1st Eliz, might enjoy.

  2. Thanks for the reference! I may just use that one on Sunday. I have that book and others by her. I like the way she puts things. Merry Christmas!

  3. Must say, baby J is quite little bugger. Some parents have good baby making genes.

  4. I meant 'cute little bugger' - sounded funnier the first time though.