The effect of 2020 has been to scatter us from others.
Students and teachers have been scattered to distance learning and online instruction. Employees have been scattered from centralized work-places to their own dining room tables. Teams have been scattered into quarantine with events and whole seasons canceled. Customers have been scattered away from store aisles and check-out lines, now shopping from home and picking up curbside.
Families have been scattered, isolated to different parts of their own homes, unable to gather with friends and extended family.
Churches have been scattered from their sanctuaries.
So this year we are planning the Christmas we need: a Christmas for the scattered.
A Christmas that unites the scattered in the words and the work and the worship of Jesus.