Saturday, January 08, 2011

Revgalblogpal Friday Five: Holiday Redux Edition

And so partly to give us all a record and partly to give us all a chance to reflect on the 2010 Holiday Season now that we are out of it, I ask you this:

1) What food item was one of your favorites this year - a definite keeper?
The Zopf - a traditional Swiss bread- I make every year. Turned out
really great this year and always a way to greet Christmas morning.
2) Was there a meal or party or a gathering that stands out in your mind from this mose recent holiday season?
Nope, no gatherings this year or any special meals. Maybe, just the
evenings I was home to have dinner with LH.
3) Were you involved in a jaw-dropper gift? Were you the giver or recipient or an on-looker?
The gift from the congregation was overwhelming. LH gave me
a pair of earrings by Sheila Fleet - a Scottish jewelry designer.
You can check out her collections at Sheila Fleet on the internet.
4) Was there at least one moment where you experienced true worship?
That would have been when the choir sang and during communion.
Had a small manger set up on the communion table the 4th Sun. of
Advent with some straw in it. On Christmas Eve, I wrapped a
loaf of bread in white linen and laid the loaf in the manger.
It was just lying in the manger as folks arrived. When it came
time for communion, after the invitation & Great Prayer of
Thanksgiving and Lord's Prayer, I unwrapped the bread and broke
it. I think folks understood visually the impact of God's gift of
in Jesus and in Jesus gift of love, of himself, for us.
5) What is at least one thing you want to make sure you do next year?
I'd like to do communion again that way Christmas Eve.
It was nice to have LH with me and his company for the drive in
and back home again. Made it even more special.
BONUS: What is something you absolutely must remember to do differently... or not at all!
To not live apart and to actually put a Christmas again.
OR: If you just want to sum it all up in a few words, that will work too.
Whether you play these questions exactly or something similar, please let us know by leaving a link in the comments section. We'll be sure to come around and read about your memories from December of 2010.

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