My office is tidy Friday, mysteriously messy on Monday. Here’s what I found today.
1. Angel wings. For real. The kind of angel wings that a child might wear in a Nativity play. Except that this set of angel wings wasn’t worn by a child! At our Christmas Eve service, one of our young men put them on as he gave a mini-talk about the angel Gabriel! I found them in the sanctuary after the service was over and brought them to my office. (Just in case I needed some material for this blog!) For years Faith Church has invited a variety of people from our congregation to give mini-talks during Good Friday Worship. Since we started participating, a few years ago, in the local ministerium’s community Good Friday service, we weren’t able to do that. So this year we brought it back on Christmas Eve, and it was great. We also had a bunch of people using their musical gifts to celebrate Christ’s birth. They each gave their take on one of the famous characters of the Nativity story. It was a wonderful night!
2. Candle Lighter. There has to be a more official name for this. But I looked on Google, and I think they’re just called candle lighters. We use it primarily during the Advent season to light and extinguish candles on the Advent wreath. As you can see in the picture, it has a small mechanism that enables you to move waxed wicks up and down as you’re lighting the candles. Ours has been sticking, perhaps due to wax build-up, and just before Christmas Eve worship began, the mechanism broke! We have a lot of candles to light before the service starts! Thankfully, a bunch of people stepped up and used those little plastic candle-holders/candles that we finish our service with (everyone in the congregation lights one as we sing Silent Night), and we got the job done! I brought the the candle-lighter to my office to remind myself we need to purchase a new one!
3. Wood Blocks. I also brought these to my office. They have been sitting on out mailslot ledge in our Fellowship Hall for a long, long time. I have no idea why. Maybe our martial arts ministry uses them for wood-breaking tests? But today as I was walking through the Fellowship Hall, I decided to grab them and write about them here. If they don’t get claimed soon, they will serve as wonderful kindling for my wood stove!
Now it’s time to clean up this mess!