Mystic Nativity (Alessandro Botticelli) c.1500

The First Sunday after Christmas. Our joy is extended with help of two passages of scripture (Luke 2: 22-40, Colossians 1:15-20), a painting (Mystic Nativity by Alessandro Botticelli) and a carol (Tomorrow is my Dancing Day). We will close this year with special prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.

We may not be able to gather together in the sanctuary, but we WILL gather together in worship! The service will be available online just after 10:20 a.m. at

Recordings of previous services can be found at our Youtube channel 

Prayer for the Road Ahead

I seek you, God, in the spaces of my life.
The spaces between what I’ve done
and what I’ve left undone.
The spaces between my convictions
and my actions,
the spaces between all that I hoped to do,
and what I’ve actually done.
I come with humility,
knowing that I can’t always see
the way I’ve disappointed you,
nor can I always see
the long-term effects of the good I’ve done.
This is a prayer for the road ahead,
which is an empty space stretching before me.
Fill me with a burning compassion
for my brothers and sisters,
a love that will not let me go.
Give me courage to to give boldly,
love simply,
hope deeply,
risk greatly.
My light is small,
my time is short,
but let it shine for you,
always, ever, all for you.

Copyright Carol Penner
Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo ON

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