Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Church and Day 13


Welcome to our church family
We’re glad that you could come
We’re honoured to share this day with you
As we worship God’s risen Son
We hope that God has touched your life
As we worshipped side by side
And that you left this place today
With the peace of God inside

© By M.S.Lowndes

Yesterday our ladies group (L.E.G.S) had a church bizarre.   The LEGS stands for Ladies Empowered by God's Spirit.  We all had a great time and earned money for a projector system for our preacher.   The bizarre was kind of a last minute decision but we are all pleased at how well it turned out.  I think it may be a yearly event even. 


Here is our sanctuary tree.  It took about 10 of us and a big ladder to set it up.  Christmas music was playing in the background and children were running up and down the isles playing tag.  It was a true moment I had to stop and enjoy.


Beautiful poinsettias line the alter and our advent candles are at the end.  We lit the Joy candle on Sunday.  Do you have any joys today?  I do.  It makes me so happy to have met such sweet bloggers and get such wonderful comments.  I am truly thankful! 


Here is our Fellowship Hall tree.  This is where we had our bizarre.  Here are some of the things we had for sale.


So many goodies and yummies! 

 I hope you are having a great day today.  The anticipation of Christmas is half the joy!

Day 13's matchbox comes from Cami of Creating Myself Creatively.  Cami has a beautiful blog and is so talented.  She is a very kind soul.  Thank you Cami!!


I adore the little boot on the front of music.  And on the inside is a beautiful angel.  To make it even more special she stamped the word believe on the inside!  So precious!!


(My sweet husband was messing with the camera, lol.  No it is not a flashback, it is still 2010.  I am not quite sure why it says that, tehe)  I will  have to ask him to mess with it some more and take the date off for me.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!







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18 comments:

Ann Nichols said...

Everything looked so pretty and festive! The children running back and forth must have made it perfect!
Have a great week!
many blessings!
Ann
pS Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm glad you liked the box Mandie! And thanks for the compliments, you're a kind soul yourself.

Your church is beautiful ...and I'm sure the bazaar was a lot of fun.

Jill said...

wow, such beautiful pictures. looks like lots of goodies at the bazaar too! So many blessings :-)
Have a great week.
blessings,
Jill

Lily said...

Oh wow, what lovely photos

The candy tradition sounds heavenly :) Over here the neighbours tend to keep themselves to themselves. They'll help out if need be and say hello & all but don't really get all that friendly. I have written some Christmas cards to them to get to know them a little bit better. By the way have you heard from Maureen (Yultide Seasoning) at all? I haven't heard from her for about 4 weeks now, getting a bit worried.

Merry Christmas to you & yours too Mandie.

Love your church

Lily

Linda said...

A beautiful matchbox today!

Pam said...

What a lovely box. I like the word stamped inside. So many great ideas from this little Christmas swap.

Your church looks so inviting. All the items for sale looked great too. I didn't make it to any boutiques this year. We were busy with cruise vacation and health issues.

Linda said...

Lovely pictures and a sweet matchbox today!

dj56v said...

Glad your church bizarre went well! My mouth watered at the site of the goodie table!! Your church looks lovely.

Many blessings,
Dorothy

Lila Rosana said...

Hi my friend!
Such beautiful pictures.
So many Blessings to you and yours.
Merry Christmas to you!
Hugs,
Lila

Christine Edwards said...

Mandie, great job with the bazaar, I can see how it was such a great success. Just wanted to thank you for my lovely Day 16 box...so cute!

Ann Nichols said...

Hi Again, dear Mandie!
So pretty!! Everything!!
Blessings for this Christmas week!
Ann
PS Thanks so much for entering my GIVEAWAY!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Your church looks lovely...and I love a church bazaar ! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas filled with the joy and love of our risen savior.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful church you belong to! The bazaar looked so much fun.

I hope that you and your beautiful family have a very Merry Christmas together and a brilliant 2011! I also hope that you enjoy all the happiness and joy that this blessed season brings.

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

JoAnne said...

Thank you & Merry Christmas! I have your day 22 matchbox!

Lila Rosana said...

My sweet friend,
A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love.
May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
A blessed Christmas to you!
Hugs,
Lila

Sherry Edwards said...

All your photos are lovely - the tree is beautiful and all those lovely goodies for the bazaar, no wonder it went so well!

I have your matchbox number 23 which is lovely. The little gingerbread star decoration is adorable - did you make it yourself?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

dj56v said...

Hi Mandie,

Hope you are well. I haven't seen any posts since the 13th and was concerned about you. Hope you have a very Happy New Year and hope all is well with you.

Dorothy

Lila Rosana said...

Hi Mandie,
Very nice to meet you and your blog this year. Hope to see you again in 2011.
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs,
Lila