GLAD TIDINGS: A COVID CORRECTION

Dear Faithful People and friends of Christ the King Church:

The weather outside on Christmas day will not be frightful! Thanks be to God! As a result, we have one change which improves our planned in-person celebrations of Christ’s Nativity: our 11:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service of Holy Communion will be outdoors in the back parking lot off Greenbriar where there will be room for social distancing and no limit to the number of people who can safely attend. The weather prediction is “partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-seventies.” Dress comfortably and please bring a chair for each person. This will be a full service of holy communion; we will sing favorite carols; and we will follow the same safety protocols about masks and social distancing that we did last winter and spring.

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Las Posadas at Christ the King this Sunday

December 19: Las Posadas
an Intergenerational Event in the Courtyard
Weather Permitting Sunday, December 19 at 9:30 a.m. in-person
Las Posadas Bulletin

Join us in-person for Las Posadas, an intergenerational event in the courtyard re-enacting the journey of the Holy Family including a traditional posada piñata smash! Afterwards, enjoy waffles at our Waffle Café hosted by our youth!

Finding Bethlehem: A Crѐche Festival on December 18 & 19 – 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m

The festival exhibit consists of more than 120 crѐches from around the world. Two of the myriads of intents of the exhibit are parallel themes. The first is the emphasis on crѐches with indigenous populations. This represents how genuinely and deeply the Nativity story has been accepted by people and their cultures the world over. They see themselves as part of the story. At the same time, how crѐches create bonds within and among diverse cultures. One of these bonds is the giving of crѐches. Many of the pieces in the exhibit have been gifts to the collectors. Another sign of coming together is seen within artisan workshops to creating crѐches. And as the tradition spreads around the world, increasingly people are linked – Christian and non-Christian, those with means and those without – by artisans making crѐches to earn a living. The art of the crѐche symbolizes the cultural diversity and richness of the world just as it symbolizes a common humanity among peoples.