“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).

These words are a physical reality on this 23rd of December.  The darkness was at its greatest strength two days ago, yet the light continues to shine and will continue to grow stronger for the next six months.  The birth of the source of that light will be celebrated over the next few days and throughout the year.  We invite you to be a part of the various ways this will happen in the community over the next few days.

Tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, at 6:30 p.m., we will proclaim this good news throughout town in song, as we sing Christmas Carols throughout the city of Skagway.  Meet at the Presbyterian Church.

On Thursday, Christmas Eve, you have options to celebrate the light before and after the Eagles Christmas Program.  Life-Link Fellowship will have a Christmas Communion Service to focus their hearts and thoughts upon the gift God the Father gave us, in Jesus his Son at 6 p.m.  After the children have received gifts from Santa, not because they are naughty or nice, but because they are loved and members of this town (otherwise it is a reward, not a gift), the Presbyterian Church will hold their Christmas Candle Light Service at 9 p.m.  As we close in Silent Night by the light of candles breaking into the darkness, everyone is invited across the street to enjoy warm soup and hot drinks by the light of the fire, to enjoy the last moments of the community God has placed around us, and to remember God’s light shines through one another.

Christmas does not stop on the 25th, but is traditionally celebrated for the following 12 days, hence the song, the 12 Days of Christmas.  The paper has the schedule of regular worship services for all the churches in town.  Please join us as the Son continues to get brighter each day in Skagway.

God is With Us!

Ryan Mandeville