I am so happy to have had my first Christmas with all those at Holy Apostles. It was fun to see members, friends and families of members, and many guests who just chose to worship with us! God was glorified by our gathering and it was absolutely transcendent.
I know the children had a great celebration with the Kids of the King and by all reports it was a special, special time.
It is difficult to list all of the people who made our Christmas so special but let me just say that all who worked so hard decorating, cleaning, readying the space; all who prepared and helped the children celebrate; singers and acolytes; servers and readers... thank you.
Having all of my family present made my Christmas extraordinary. We got up early on Christmas morning and headed for the ocean, where many wonderful memories were made. We're getting ready to take our two sons to the airport and Emily will be here until Sunday evening. The best news of all is that Julie, my wife, is now here permanently! That's the greatest news that I could have!
Christmas at COTHA was so special. I definitely feel at home and thank God for calling me here to this place. As I look forward to the coming year, I know that God has something more...for me and us!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year indeed!