Christmas Eve at Living Table – Our First at New Branches

How Matilda, a Minnesota Moose, Saw the First Christmas

Christmas Eve Early Service narrative read by Pastor Rachael, in spotlight, against a dimly lit sanctuary in blue light decorated for Christmas with a star, Advent words, and large Advent candle stands around the altar. Image by Erika Sanborne Media.

Christmas Eve services at Living Table in 2022 were attended by friends from Massachusetts to Minneapolis, in the room and on Zoom. Here are a few images of the evening.

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The early service featured a dramatic reading by five people, lots of music led by Kevin, an absolutely stunningly cared for and prepared sanctuary space and, as always, an original story written and told by Pastor Rachael. This year’s story was entitled, “How Matilda, a Minnesota Moose, Saw the First Christmas.” Here are a few photos.

Christmas Eve Star

The intricately cut and fashioned Christmas Eve star adorns the center sanctuary wall, beneath large letters that spell “PEACE”.


Christmas Eve Christ candle

A low light image from the Christmas Eve service, with the Christ candle in the foreground, and the words “peace” and “joy” on the wall in the background, in the dimly lit, blue-tinted sanctuary.


Christmas Eve candles

A low light image from the Christmas Eve service, with the Hope candle of Advent in the foreground amidst the community’s creations from the first week of Advent, and the rest of the sanctuary pretty dark, lighted blue, with Minister of Music Kevin rehearsing in the background.


Christmas Eve Reading

Christmas Eve Early Service narrative read by Pastor Rachael, in spotlight, against a dimly lit sanctuary in blue light decorated for Christmas with a star, Advent words, and large Advent candle stands around the altar.


Christmas Eve Dramatic Reading

Christmas Eve Early Service dramatic reading by (left to right) Greg, Barb, Kevin, Linda, and Pastor Rachael. in a dimly-lit sanctuary in blue light decorated for Christmas with a star, Advent words, and large Advent candle stands around the altar. This image is shared with everyone’s permission.

Merry Christmas!

About Erika Sanborne

Erika Sanborne is the website developer and administrator for Living Table. In addition to web development, she produces digital graphics, videos, animated explainers, and portraiture work. Her other hats include: long-time math and psychological science educator, ordained UCC clergy, disabled veteran who is for peace, disability justice advocate, population health and disability policy researcher, and sociology PhD candidate.

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1 thought on “Christmas Eve at Living Table – Our First at New Branches”

  1. If you weren’t a roomer or zoomer you missed a beautiful service at 5:00. Thank you Kevin and Rev R. For all of your special touches. I loved singing Star Child. The lighting was so contemplative.
    We loved it all.

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