From Advent to Epiphany, the holidays offer plenty of excitement every year at St. Peter’s.  And here are the top ten reasons why this Christmas was extra special.

Number 10: Crafts and Talents.  What a bunch of artistic parishioners.  Genius abounds!

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Number 9: Creches.  Amazing variety… and each one comes from a special family.

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Wood Creche

Number 8:  The Bishop!  Wasn’t it a treat to host Bishop Marc during Advent? There’s nothing like visiting with good friends for the holidays.

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Bishop and Diane

Number 7:  Even more VIPS!  We sure had some impressive guests, didn’t we?

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Number 6:  Decorations everywhere.  No halls went undecked!

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Ladder

Number 5: A star-studded pageant.  The plot may have been familiar, but the actors were awesome… and they had a whale of a time.

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Pageant Duo

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Number 4:  A pair of kings.  These aces stole our hearts.

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Epiphany King

Number 3:  Swarms of angels. It seemed like the heavenly host was especially breathtaking in 2017.

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Number 2:  Christmas Eve.  We’re pretty sure this is everyone’s favorite service of the year… for good reason!

Xmas Eve

Welcome

Number 1:  And when the excitement is over, everyone gets a well-earned rest.

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