Ready or not, the baby is coming!
We are in those final days of preparation for the birth of Jesus.
One could say Christmas is his birthday but I like the image of birthing Jesus into the world again through our actions, words and presence.
We will read the story of his birth Christmas Eve and light the final candle of the Advent wreath: the Christ Candle.
May you know a peaceful moment of celebration, with friends and your SouthWest family.
Gospel/ évangile: La naissance de Jésus/ Jesus’ birth
Luke 2:1–14, (15–20)/ Luc 2.1-14 (15-20)
Blessed are you, O Christ child,
that your cradle was so low
that shepherds, poorest and simplest of earthly people,
could yet kneel beside you,
and look, level-eyed, into the face of God.
Blessed One, we come to you in reverence.
Béni sois-tu, ô Enfant Jésus
Car ton berceau est si bas
Que les bergers, les plus pauvres et les peuples les plus simples de la terre
Peuvent s’agenouiller près de Toi,
Et regarder, les yeux dans les yeux, le visage de Dieu.
Enfant bénis, nous venons vers Toi avec révérence.
There will be no Friday newsletter next week, December 29th.
Join us for the following services and events:
At Southwest United 1445 Clemenceau:
December 24th, 10AM: Blues Christmas service, 7:30PM, Christmas Eve service
Rev. David will also lead a Christmas Eve service at St-Andrew's - Delson United Church at 10PM
Turkey dinner at the Mission, sittings at 12:30 and 2PM. Call to reserve your place, 514.768.6231.
NEW YEAR'S EVE Dec. 31
Vesper service at SouthWest United at 10AM
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD
A simple Welcome Lunch at the Mission, 631 Melrose ave. at 12:30.
EPIPHANY POT LUCK
following 10Am service at SouthWest United on Sunday January 7th.