On the 23rd, Monday, there were pastoral visits to the care home previously mentioned, and to a few other people. And more prep.
That afternoon, some of the manse family and I went for a walk to Dorlin. The light there was beautiful and I've put a photo below.
On Christmas Eve there was an afternoon service at Kilchoan and an evening service at Acharacle and over 80 between the two services. Good fun and great singing. Such a lovely atmosphere ate each service.
Mention must be made of the music. At Kilchoan there is no live music but one of the congregation has taken on the task of playing backing tracks from an old iPad - and she does it so well, thank you! At Acharacle all three regular musicians played at the Christmas Eve service! Usually, there are two musicians at one time so it's quite a treat to have all three. Again, thank you.
A short service at Acharacle on Christmas morning and the rest of the day, and Boxing Day, off! Phew.