- By: Kyle Jackson, Intern Pastor
- Greetings, Greenfield, St. Matthew's and St. Paul's
Luke 2:10-11 states: "But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of
great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the
The good news of Jesus Christ, wrapped up into two little verses! In my Puerto Rican side of my family,
we really celebrate the TWELVE days of Christmas. This culminates with a festival we call "Little Christmas"
which the church calendar calls Epiphany. Come on January 6th and hear more! The way Amercians celebrate
Christmas, we have it a little backwards. We sometimes treat Advent as Christmas and go into full New Year's
mode the day after. But truly, the 25th of December signifies the first day of Christmas and so on.
In my house, my mom and dad would never think of taking anything down until January 7th! January 6th is the
TWELFTH day of Christmas, a day set aside to acknowledge the gifts of the magi. The wise men bring their very
best to the boy Jesus. They bring their very best because Jesus always brings us his best.
2012 was a remarkable year for the people of Greenfield Lutheran Church. You as a church have prayed for
Pastor Betsy to get better. She received her own tidings of great joy this past week! Her scans showed no trace
of cancer and for that we are incredibly grateful. Praise God! Megan and I will hold this congregation in our
hearts for a very long time! And in the words of Philippians, "we will thank our God each and every time that
we think of you!"
Great Blessings in 2013. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Blessed Epiphany!
Pastor Kyle Jackson