Last week we started our series ‘Christmas Surprises’.
The Christmas story can become so familiar that the surprising nature of the events is lost on us. This year we will try to find ways of looking at it through fresh eyes and recapturing some of the surprises.
So we heard the story of the angel coming to Zechariah to say Elizabeth was going to have a baby!… this surprised the children as they were expecting the baby to be Jesus and not John.
We told the story by opening parcels and this is something we’ll be doing for the rest of the series as we unwrap (see what I did there!) the Christmas story. This Sunday DOES see us meet Mary and Joseph and of course Baby Jesus. We’ll be looking at the similarities of the two stories.