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Emmanuel Advent Series
Personal and Family Pilgrimages to Christmas
December 15 at 6pm - Las Posadas
is Spanish for lodging or accomodation. It is said in plural because
traditionally Las Posadas is held for nine days in Spain, Mexico, and
many South and Central American countries. The procession represents
Mary and Joseph's search for a place for the Christ child to be born. It
may have been started in 1538 by St. Ignatius of Loyola or Friar Pedro
de Gant. It has been a tradition in Mexico for 400 years.
at Emmanuel Las Posadas is celebrated with "inns" located in the
various rooms around the church campus. We travel from place to place by
candlelight singing songs accompanied by Fr. Rob on guitar. There are
"grumpy" innkeepers found at each "inn" refusing us entrance. At the
final "inn" we are welcomed by more hospitable innkeepers who invite us
in for a feast of tamales and other goodies and a pinata for the kids.
Come join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening starting at 6 pm
on Sunday December 15th. For many of us Las Posadas has become a regular
part of our yearly Christmas tradition.
December 22 at 4pm - Greening of the Church
long-time Anglican tradition is an event called the greening of the
church. This is the time when we set up the Christmas tree, and the
nativity set as well. This is all done to the sound of Christmas carols
and lots of laughter. Come join the fun and be amazed at how beautiful
our sanctuary looks when we are done! Afterwards we adjourn to Havermale
Hall for a pot luck soup supper.