The purple stuff is gone.  And the Church has (finally) caught up with everybody else.  There must have been some back-pressure from all that holding off during Advent, because now it’s like Christmas exploded all over the church. 

What if you didn’t see all the purple during Advent?  Maybe you don’t go that often.  Maybe it’s been a while.   But you’re thinking about coming for Christmas. 

Yes, please!  We would love it if you came for Christmas!  You can sit with me. 

If you haven’t been in a while, we changed a few words a couple years ago.  Mostly it’s nothing big, but that part where everybody said “and also with you?”  Now we say “and with your spirit.” 

You’re welcome. 

So I’ve got “my” (official) pew in the back.  But for Christmas, come sit with me.  Just make sure we save room for this guy.