Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas at St. Laika's
Can't get to church on Christmas Eve or The Feast of the Nativity? Don't particularly want to? Or, might you want to supplement your liturgical experience of Christmas with something a little different? Something every so slightly unique?
Consider attending St. Laika's.
You don't have to don your gay - or straight - apparel if you don't want to. Rather, you can join an online community which is part of the post-denominational, emerging church movement where nobody is excluded because of their personal beliefs or lack of belief.
There are services for you to stream or download to listen to later. There is a daily prayer page to which you can send in your own prayer requests. The music is wonderful and there are lovely pictures by Kevin Johnson from Seattle which capture the spirit of the season.
There's even a wee (well, for me) meditation by yours truly.
The Priest in Charge at St. Laika's is the Reverend Jonathan Hagger. He is a post-denominational priest (originally ordained in the Church of England) who receives no salary from any church or any other employer. At present his ministry consists entirely of his internet work. So, throw a few shillings or pounds in the plate before you leave.
And, may God bless us, everyone.