The Staff and Leadership of Community Church wish you peace this Christmastide. Please enjoy the following Christmas poem by Robert Lewis Stephenson as you celebrate the Good News of Emmanuel, God-with-us through Christ. -- Dr. Anna
Open the Door of Love
Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
That we may share in the song of the angels,
The gladness of the shepherds,
And worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate
And open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
And good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing, which Christ brings
And teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us
Happy to be thy children
And Christmas evening bring us
To our beds with grateful thoughts
Forgiving and forgiven
For Jesus sake
— Robert Louis Stevenson