Checking The Post Impish wee face and letterbox in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 24 Dec 2020. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 11 thoughts on “Checking The Post” Add yours So sweet. I love the creative approach to a functional item, Liz. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Me too Mike! Merry Christmas. T’was a lovely Christmas morning here in NZ but quite grey and regular showers now in the afternoon. At least it was fine for the Christmas Eve service last night! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Merry Christmas, Liz. Our Christmas Service was virtual via Zoom, but was wonderful. It included a Christmas pageant that had been filmed in separate little scenes by different families and then spliced together. It is so delightful to see and hear the Christmas story narrated and acted by children. We have had rain most of the day on Christmas Eve and it now seems to be slowing down a bit as we pass midnight and begin Christmas Day. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Sounds lovely Mike! Hope you get to have a lovely Christmas Day 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ps. hey! you didn’t tell me you’d sung the bass parts, how cool. Has the service been put online…perhaps I could take a look? We came back home today and the clouds got heavier and blacker as we drove home – and we got our stuff inside just before hail, heavy rain and thunderstorm hit! It was cold .. so much for summer! I’ve also watched a lovely “Blue Christmas” service via Diocese of Rhode Island. [ online at: https://vimeo.com/493583023 or via twitter at https://twitter.com/EpiscopalRI/status/1341216847014801408 ] Best wishes! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Our website is https://www.potomacepiscopal.org/. We have been told that they will be posting the pageant part of the Christmas Eve service on-line soon, but it is not yet there. In the meantime, here is a link to the YouTube recording of our Advent Lessons and Carols Service (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJusfto9TE&t=213s). My favorite song is found at about the 33:15 part of the video, Magnificat, the only song we did in Latin. I was part of a quartet. We recorded it live with the four of us standing in the four corners of an empty church with an iPhone recording us. The hymn immediately afterwards, The Angel Gabriel Came From Heaven, is really good too. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oops, thought I’d already replied and I haven’t! I enjoyed having a listen to earlier parts of the service (I listened to quite a bit of the lead-up before the two songs you mentioned and enjoyed listening to them very much too). You must have a lot of great singers in your church! How amazing to sing together in Latin, standing in the four corners of the church.. that must have felt pretty special! Thanks for giving me the links Mike. LikeLike Reply The interesting thing, Liz, is that my “church” is actually a collaboration of four local Episcopal churches, so we are able to draw from a larger pool of singers. in “my” church, we normally do contemporary music, so doing traditional music is a throwback to when I was younger. With regard to the Latin number, the children’s part was overlaid later and I think the effect was wonderful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh YES! bringing the children into that Latin arrangement made it super special! LikeLike Reply That’s a fun addition to the garden fence 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I really liked it! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.