Posted by: deercreekcharge | December 27, 2012

A Song of Anna

PRESENTATIONWe continue to celebrate Christ’s birth this week with the story of his presentation in the Temple from Luke 2: 22-40. We see in this story how God, “not for the first time, uses older people to be the midwives of a new age” (Iona Community). As we prepare for this new year, how is God using you to be a midwife of the Good News?

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

At Deer Creek it is our last Sunday with our pianist Ann! We will miss her and Margot and Raven, and we pray God’s blessings upon them! Thank you Ann for your ministry!

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd Friday of the month (MT) and 4th Monday of each month (DC). Next: January 18th (MT) and 28th (DC).

Knit/Crochet No experience needed— will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: January 11.

Deer Creek Choir Practice will be this Wednesday January 2 at 7pm.

Bible Study will wrap up Mon. Jan. 7 and 14th at 10 at Deer Creek.

Upcoming Worship:

*Rescheduled Children’s Pageant is January 6 (Epiphany)!

*Epiphany at Mt. Tabor Jan. 6: Bring your favorite gift to talk about!

*Baptism of the Lord on January 13: We will be remembering our baptisms as well as celebrating two baptisms at Mt. Tabor!

A Christmas Poem from the Wild Goose Worship Group out of the Iona Community:

“It was to Older Folk that Jesus Came”

It was to older folk that Jesus came,

that they might know their place and learn his name,

and upset notions of whom God may choose

to change the world or celebrate good news.

 

And this they understand who have been told

of Sarah who conceived when she was old;

and Hannah who found joy despite her tears;

and Naomi who blessed her later years.

 

With Zechariah, zealous for routine,

ensuring what’s to come and what has been,

they many disclaim an angel’s message too

declaring God intends to make all things new.

 

Like Simeon, resigned to failing power,

old age might yet become the finest hour

for those who risk false claims that they’re deranged

by saying God wants all things to be changed.

 

It is not in the manger Christ must stay,

forever lying helpless in the hay;

it is by older folk Jesus is blessed,

who see God’s restlessness in him expressed.

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