Like warm hugs…Made-by-hand prayer shawls and throws recently were donated by Ebenezer’s Sonshine Stitchers to Sheboygan County’s Fresh Meals On Wheels to be distributed with daily meals. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 NIV
When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone,
When the sages and the shepherds have found their way home,
The work of Christmas is begun:
To find the lost and lonely one, to heal the broken soul with love,
To feed the hungry children with warmth and good food,
To feel the earth below, the sky above!
To free the prisoner from all chains, to make the powerful care,
To rebuild the nations with strength of good will,
To see all God’s children everywhere!
To bring hope to every task you do, to dance at a baby’s new birth,
To make music in an old person’s heart,
And sing to the colors of the earth!
“I Am the Light of the World” – J. Strathee, in response to a Christmas poem by H. Thurman
“We believe that it is our calling as people of faith to respond to the God who loves us, and who loves the earth and all its creatures, by protecting our planet and all its inhabitants. I don’t know what effect it will have, but my hope and my faith tell me it’s important for all of us to raise our voices.” …Barbara Darling, chair of Environmental Ministries for the Massachusetts Conference