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Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

First Parish of Watertown will be holding an online, synchronous Christmas Eve service, in the early evening, exact time to be confirmed. Stay tuned - details will be announced here and in the newsletter.

Christmas Eve Homily – December 24, 2015 – “The Freedom Tree” by Mark W. Harris

Christmas Eve Homily - December 24, 2015 Homily - The Freedom Tree Christmas is a time for wishing. As children most of us had Christmas wish lists, these were the toys or games we wanted most and we tried to convey those wishes to anyone who would listen. There were letters to Santa, there were constant reminders to our parents of our fervent wishes, and if we saw Santa at a store, we made sure to tell him about the baseball glove or record player we were wishing for. I know I am dating...

“No Vacancy” by Mark W. Harris – Christmas Eve Homily, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014 Call to Worship – from Mary Wellemeyer (adapted) Like those shepherds who were on the hillsides with their flocks, like those wise ones in their observatories with their telescopes and astronomical charts, like the innkeepers who sit behind their desks waiting for dawn, we find our daily work interrupted by these holidays. Like them, we can’t keep on working, we have to listen to singing angels, we have to deal with the call of that special star, we have to decide if we have...

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