Old Christmas warms hearts

first_img The night that the Christ Child was born so long ago might not have been so different from the icy, cold of Old Christmas night 2010.Those who attended Old Christmas at Clay Hill Wednesday night were reminded in a very personal way that Mary gave birth to the Savior of the world in a lowly, cold stable.That’s the way of worship at Old Christmas at Clay Hill. In that way, it puts things into perspective. Skip “The service was what Christmas is all about,” said Marilyn Weed, who portrayed Mary on the cold Old Christmas night. “The story, the carols — with all of the glitz and glitter taken away– made Christmas more personal.”Old lamps and frosty windows set the scene. The music played on traditional instruments set the tone and the scriptures from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew told the story of Christmas night when Jesus was born and Old Christmas when the Wise Men arrived to worship the Christ Child.“We can tell those who didn’t come that they missed one of the best Old Christmases ever,” said Don Renfroe. “This was a very impressive service.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Lee said being a part of the Old Christmas service will now be a part of the Benton family tradition.The historic Clay Hill Methodist Church is usually filled on Old Christmas but there were other events that took people away and the extremely cold weather was also a factor.“But those who came, were blessed, truly blessed,” said the Rev. Michael Lawler, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church.Ron Jackson stilled every heart and touched every heart with the old spiritual “Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Sweet little Holy Child. We didn’t know who you was.”“Old Christmas is always a very spiritual and uplifting service,” said Mary Adams.“Even in the cold, hearts are warmed.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories Old Christmas warms hearts Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Each year, Renfroe is one of the Wise Men, for him, it is a special time of worship and celebration.Alex and Lee Benton joined Calvin Bodiford and Dan Fraley as musicians for the old-time event.“We enjoyed being a part of Old Christmas at Clay Hill,” Alex said.“It’s good to learn about traditions and to help keep them going.” Published 11:23 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Goin’ West and California dreamin’ Jim Outlaw might not be the biggest Alabama fan in the world. But then, he just might be. But, for… read more Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img

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