Hello St. Philip’s Family and Friends:
Just as Thanksgiving did, Christmas is going to look very different for many this year compared to years past. In an abundance of caution, many will forgo travel and gathering with family and friends in light of the pandemic. As the CDC notes, gathering with friends and family for Christmas can increase the chances of getting or spreading the Coronavirus. The health agency says the safest way to celebrate is by only seeing people in your household. And for those who live alone (or just with their spouse) it can be very lonely and a lot of work to prepare the traditional meal. But we have a plan that will provide a traditional Christmas meal to those who will be home alone this year. While this will not be the same as gathering and sharing a meal together, it will provide a nourishing meal prepared and given with love and gratitude.
Would you like to have a meal delivered?
If you live alone, with your spouse, or if you will be alone due to Covid and you would like to receive a Christmas meal e-mail Julie in the church office or call (830) 278-5223 by Monday, December 21st. The meal will be delivered to you on Christmas Day, around noon. The meals will need to be warmed, this way you can have your meal at a time convenient for you. This will be a contactless delivery for the safety of all.
Want to help?
You can sign up to help with our Christmas Meals on Wheels in a couple of ways.
(1) Use this link to the Google Spreadsheet and sign up online.
(2) If you prefer to respond by e-mail click one of the links below to let us know how you would like to help and we will be in touch.
- Help with Assembling Meals
- Children to help with a simple kid’s craft to go with the meal.
- I can help wherever needed.
While this Christmas will be different; the star will still guide the Magi, the angels will still sing, the shepherds will still be in wonder, Joseph will still protect his family, Mary will still ponder, and Jesus will be born anew for all of us. Even though some families will choose to remain safe and distanced, we can still share the love of Christ with them this Christmas in this new way.
We give thanks for you and wish you all a Merry Christmas. We look forward to hearing from you.
Blessings to all,