Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December is here!


Wow - December is here. The Hurst Family has been very busy. One major event that is taking place for our Grace Lutheran Church Family is the dedication of our new church home. This will take place Sunday, December 18th. On the 11th we had our final service in our current location. We then had the removal of our alter cross and a processional of vehicles (probably about 80-100) travel through Menomonee Falls, following the cross to our new location. Here are a couple of pictures....

The cross being attached
to the flat bed to make
the voyage through town.

The Processional
It has arrived at the new home.
Time to be hung!
Next up came some Christmas Caroling for Gary and Adam. Gary's Praise Team from church performed a peaceful concert for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee. He said is was very rewarding to see the smiling faces and they had fun with one little girl who joined in by ringing jingle bells to the music. Adam's Cub Scout Group did some singing for the residents at a local nursing home. Again, there is something that brings you great joy when you see someone having difficulties within their lives who can be so pleased with something so simple and humble as a song.

HMMMM.... kind of reminds me of a simple birth of a baby in a stable that changed the world forever.
  

Tuesday, December 13th Grace had her first Band Conert. What a wonderful evening. The 6th and 7th grade bands performed, and WOW they were really good. I can't believe that these 6th graders had just picked out these instruments less than 6 months ago. We are certainly blessed to have a wonderful music program here in Menomonee Falls. Here are a couple of pictures and a short video of one of her songs. 





video


Wednesday, December 14th, Adam had his Advent program. This year's program consisted of 3 year olds through 2nd graders. It was really cute - as usual. Here are a few pictures - and a short video. Enjoy!

This is a picture that appears on a large screen
before and during the program. That is our little Joseph!



video

We have many more events coming up in the next weeks - so we will keep you all posted as things happen. May you all have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year.

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