St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Karnes City: On the Twelfth Day
Sunday, Jan. 5 was the 12th day of Christmas. While society has neatly packed away all the trappings of superficial secular celebration, the church continues to celebrate the mystery of the incarnation that is at the heart of Christmas. The Word became flesh and dwelt among humans (in the original Greek “pitched his tent” in the midst). The mystery of God “deep in the flesh” is what the church celebrates at Christmas, as the proper preface for Christmas puts it, “that beholding the mystery of the God made visible everyone may be drawn to love whom they cannot see.” This merits at least 12 days of celebration (if not more!). On the 12th day of Christmas, God the true love gives humans a glimpse of the divine heart, and invites them to the banquet table to celebrate love and life.
St. Paul’s News and Notes: St. Paul’s accepted the Synod’s invitation to be a part of pilot program run in partnership with The Missional Network. A Guiding Team is being put together to lead St. Paul’s in this endeavor. The people of St. Paul’s are partners with the Karnes City Schools to provide school supplies and backpacks of food to provide meals on the weekends for needy students.