Here are the three Magi as they appeared at our church this morning on Epiphany Day, carrying the gold, frankincense and myrrh. That's my husband, the priest in the middle with the thurible and incense pot. Each sang their verse of "We Three Kings", and the congregation sang the refrains while they paraded to the manger in front of the altar and dropped off their gifts.
So now it is time for the Magi of our creche in the livingroom to also begin their return home "by another way" without informing Herod of what they found.In the afternoon and evening I was able to complete Step 4 of the Carolina Crossroads mystery quilt. The directions were given just after Christmas, and another Step came out this week, so I am still behind some of the happy workers, but the point isn't really speed. We all seem to be great fans of Bonnie Hunter for her scrappy style, and her complete generosity in sharing her patterns for free over the internet.
She says that after Step 5 we will have all the parts needed. I cannot imagine how these 40 triangular pieces are going to fit with the others, which are all square. Oh, well, wait and see!
Magi who could SING (doesn't happen every year)
Book group discussion about ministry WITH the aging
Time to sew