For the past four years, St. Augustine’s celebrated the birth of the Christ Child in a transformed nurses’ classroom at Northeast Conference Center. Thanks to the hard work and determination of good souls, this Upper Room glowed with candlelight and foil-wrapped poinsettias as we held our traditional Anglican service in a non-traditional setting. In June, we moved our worship to Ellsworth Chapel at Central College Presbyterian Church, just up the street from our former location. This chapel, build in the 1800s, has the traditions many of us remember from childhood, including wooden floors and pews, stained glass, and a baby-grand piano. This fall, Central College installed a pipe organ, which just about completed the picture of worship-space perfection! The kind people at Central College decorate this chapel in Advent with fruits, garlands, and candles. St. Augustine’s added poinsettias for the Christmas Eve service in memory and honor of family and friends. Beth Beuhler brought candle-holders to add light, and a friend, Pam Dunlap, donated the candles. Neither Val nor Dondra had played the new pipe organ, but they decided to give it a try on this most sacred of church events – the celebration of the birth of our Saviour. With Ken Matsuda playing the viola, and, his wife, Tanya on the piano, music rose to the rafters, swirling around our heads and hearts. Solos and duets by Josiah, Monroe, Lauren, and Dondra – and enthusiastic singing by members and guests – also caused us to reflect on our blessings this Christmas Eve, how the Father loved us so much that He sent His only Son to be the Saviour of the world. Thanks be to God!