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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion is one of my favorite services of the year.  At Starrsville UMC we had many to worship and praise God for God's gift of Jesus, and the offering went to Start With One Kenya to provide water filters for clean and healthy water.  It is one of those great Christmas gifts that will keep on giving just as God would have it.

Here's my Christmas Eve Homily.  Merry Christmas!

The Greatest Gift

Luke 2:1-20, Common English Bible
        The greatest gift comes from love.  My mother and father loved me unconditionally.  From them I learned the way God loves me.  As a child, every Christmas they taught me about the greatest gift in the ways they gave gifts to me.         When I was eight years old, Mamma sent me next door to Mrs. Brown’s house.  It was in November.  Mamma explained that Mrs. Brown was making a red dress for one of her nieces, and that niece was just about my size—height and all.  Mrs. Brown needed me to try it on as she w…

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