PipeChat Digest #4059 - Monday, October 20, 2003
 
Christmas celebration
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(back) Subject: Christmas celebration From: <baskerbeagles@netzero.net> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 02:37:30 GMT     As one trapped in the south, I lament the disappearance of Christmas Day = Services. Not only do I miss them terribly, but I also miss snow! The most beautiful Christmas of my life was the year I was in Vermont and = had to drive 30 miles through the snow to get to the church to play for Christmas Day Mass at 11 am. I don't care how many show up. It is my favorite service of Christmas. Christmas is not complete until I have heard "In the beginning was the Word....." and quietly sung a few of the beautiful Christmas carols and received Holy Communion.   I miss going to "real" church throughout the year, but most of all I miss being able to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord. I miss Easter, too (which has turned into a cheap Broadway production), but that's another thread for warmer months. Although, the best Easter was also in Vermont with three feet of show!!!   Sign me,   Stuck in the South... (boooooooooooooo!)   PS... have you visited the Chapel of All Hounds?? (www.baskerbeagles.com)   Scritchies and Haruffaroo-bahawow...   Unkie Doinky and the Baskerbeagles of HowlingAcres = http://www.baskerbeagles.com HELP AN ANIMAL http://tinyurl.com/2j5i and = http://pets.care2.com/welcome?=3D308025421     -- "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> wrote: PipeChat Digest #4057 - Sunday, October 19, 2003   Liquor at Christmas? by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Christmas Eve by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> RE: A new job at Christmas? by "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> RE: A new job at Christmas? by "Travis L. Evans" <tevansmo@prodigy.net> Christmas Day services by <quilisma@cox.net>    
(back) Subject: Liquor at Christmas? From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 21:06:58 -0400   On 10/18/03 8:26 PM, "Mike Gettelman" <mike3247@earthlink.net> wrote:   > Uhhh--I always do. Is this wrong? I thought everybody was required to. = How > else > are you gonna see Santa come down the chimney? Hey Tim, what's going on = here. > It > was you that gave me the advise. > It's a funny thing. The Romans and the Methodists are the only denominations I know of (there may be more) that have different moral = codes (=B2rules=B2) for clergy than for layfolk.   In 1974 I became pastor of a Lutheran parish in suburban Baltimore. Immediately joined the local ministerium, of course. I had a brand new = (and quite nice) rectory. Nice dining room (with harpsichord) off the living room. In the dining room I had a (he says, modestly) respectable display = of liquors and liqueurs on the shelves and serving cart, not visible from the living room. So, meeting (in living room) finished, we stepped into the dining room for a bit of lunch. Whereupon my good catholic cache became visible. So the (ranking local clergyperson) Methodist pastor sidles up = to me and said, "Alan, you really must invite me over some evening soon." Which I did, of course. And not just once. And at the next annual = election I became president of the Ministerium. (No connection, I am sure. But it put me in the position to insist [successfully] that our Roman brethren = were invited/urged to join the fellowship, which they graciously did, to the benefit of all.)   A little liquor can do a lot, used properly.   Alan (still loving life)    
(back) Subject: Christmas Eve From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 21:19:17 -0400   On 10/18/03 8:37 PM, "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> wrote:   > Bud is right - people are at home with family on Christmas Eve and > Christmas in the South. There are very few services to be had. > Yes, indeed he's right. I've got used to that. (And anybody who knows = Bod and me knows that I appreciate it hugely.) So they are "at home with = family on Christmas Eve"--and then, about 10 or 10:30 p.m., what do they DO? = Isn't there something that Christians do at about that hour on that one night of the year? (Unless you're a weird Swede and do it at about 4:30 a.m. on = the 25th)?   Ya just go t'bed? (Or "drink behind the barn"?) What is this all = ABOUT, for Pete's sake??   Alan    
(back) Subject: RE: A new job at Christmas? From: "Jeff White" <reedstop@charter.net> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 23:49:12 -0500   How sad....I'd miss that!   Of course, we decided to do away with our Christmas day service because of lack of attendance, but the 7pm and the 11pm are well-attended...when it doesn't snow 3 freakin' feet!! (still bitter about last year.)   Jeff     > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > quilisma@cox.net > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 2:54 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: A new job at Christmas? > > > My mother's church never did ANYTHING ... no services Christmas Eve OR > Christmas Day. > > Cheers, > > Bud > > Alan Freed wrote: > > > On 10/18/03 2:20 PM, "quilisma@cox.net" <quilisma@cox.net> wrote: > > > > > >>Er, um, Alan, most Methodists celebrate Christmas on Advent IV, > at least in > >>the South. > > > > > > So then what do they do for Christmas? (I don't think they get > drunk, do > > they?) > > > > Alan > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: RE: A new job at Christmas? From: "Travis L. Evans" <tevansmo@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 21:42:26 -0700 (PDT)   Yes Last year sucked, out of our 3 services we had a total of 300, when we were expecting over twice that. Choir still sang, granted only 10 of teh 30 showed up. Still did "and the glory" Hopefully this year there will be no snow on christmas.   Travis --- Jeff White <reedstop@charter.net> wrote: > How sad....I'd miss that! > > Of course, we decided to do away with our Christmas > day service because of > lack of attendance, but the 7pm and the 11pm are > well-attended...when it > doesn't snow 3 freakin' feet!! (still bitter about > last year.) > > Jeff > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: pipechat@pipechat.org > [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of > > quilisma@cox.net > > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 2:54 PM > > To: PipeChat > > Subject: Re: A new job at Christmas? > > > > > > My mother's church never did ANYTHING ... no > services Christmas Eve OR > > Christmas Day. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Bud > > > > Alan Freed wrote: > > > > > On 10/18/03 2:20 PM, "quilisma@cox.net" > <quilisma@cox.net> wrote: > > > > > > > > >>Er, um, Alan, most Methodists celebrate > Christmas on Advent IV, > > at least in > > >>the South. > > > > > > > > > So then what do they do for Christmas? (I don't > think they get > > drunk, do > > > they?) > > > > > > Alan > > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital > organs & related topics > > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital > organs & related topics > > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital > organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New DSL Internet Access from SBC & Yahoo! http://sbc.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Christmas Day services From: <quilisma@cox.net> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 21:50:56 -0700   Deon's Anglican church in Cape Town (South Africa) still has a big Christmas Day Mass, and I see a Solemn Mass on Christmas Day on the schedule for St. Mary the Virgin in NYC, but you'd have to look long and hard to find anything other than Low Mass in Southern California on Christmas Day, MAYBE with Christmas carols.   My former post, St. Matthew's Anglican, Newport Beach CA is having FOUR (count 'em) High Masses on Christmas EVE (5-7-9-11 p.m.), I think, and NOTHING on Christmas Day.   Cheers,   Bud   Jeff White wrote:   > How sad....I'd miss that! > > Of course, we decided to do away with our Christmas day service because = of > lack of attendance, but the 7pm and the 11pm are well-attended...when it > doesn't snow 3 freakin' feet!! (still bitter about last year.) > > Jeff > > > >>-----Original Message----- >>From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of >>quilisma@cox.net >>Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 2:54 PM >>To: PipeChat >>Subject: Re: A new job at Christmas? >> >> >>My mother's church never did ANYTHING ... no services Christmas Eve OR >>Christmas Day. >> >>Cheers, >> >>Bud >> >>Alan Freed wrote: >> >> >>>On 10/18/03 2:20 PM, "quilisma@cox.net" <quilisma@cox.net> wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>>>Er, um, Alan, most Methodists celebrate Christmas on Advent IV, >> >>at least in >> >>>>the South. >>> >>> >>>So then what do they do for Christmas? (I don't think they get >> >>drunk, do >> >>>they?) >>> >>>Alan >>> >>>"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >>>PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >>>HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >>>List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >>>Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >>>Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >>> >>> >>> >> >> >>"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >>PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >>HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >>List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >>Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >>Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >> >> > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > >