Monday, December 26, 2016

The Low Budget, Little Church Christmas Service


No pushing, shoving for a seat; 
No drummer boy to keep the beat.

No snow machines, no snowball fights; 
No decibels, no blinding lights.

No jingle bells, no one-horse sleigh; 
No little baby in the hay.

We sang no frozen Disney song; 
Somehow that would seem so wrong.

No Santa Claus and no fake snow; 
No folderol, no dance, no show,

All we had was Scripture reading; 
interspersed with carol singing.


We prayed, and praised the One who came; 
To live and die and rise again.


an original poem by Ralph M. Petersen

Tuesday, December 13, 2016