Sunday, December 15, 2013

Caroling at Maplewood Manor, Ballston Spa, NY

We had a good turnout this Sunday afternoon, for services at the Saratoga County-owned nursing home, Maplewood Manor.

This is a busy time of year, but many folks from The First Presbyterian Church in Ballston Spa made time to come and sing Christmas carols and read Scripture with the residents.
 And it came to pass in those days ...

On Sundays, there are only two recreation aides on duty, but they managed to get all of these folks into the hall and settled for the service.

We had song books to share, but most folks knew the carols well.

 Peter brought his friendly pooch, Juliet, who was happy to mingle and be petted.

 All is calm, all is bright.

The comfort of familiar carols, a cheerful warm room, caring aides: Christmas blessings are to be found in many places.

Peace be with you.