Jeanette, Minister of Music at FLC once said, "Life is anything but boring at First Lutheran." Looking back at one month and a half since my last post, it's hard to agree more. From October 30 to November 22, the church displayed "Wordweavings"--ten-meter-long paper scrolls made by German Canadian artist Brigitte Potter-Mael. The programme of the exhibition included presentations and workshops. Then, the Japanese students who visited First Lutheran early October came with an idea to make "senbazuru"--a thousand origami cranes of red and white paper, colours of Canadian and Japanese flags, symbolizing friendship between the two countries. Officially making of the cranes started on N
ovember 15 in the First Lutheran Church and continued for almost two weeks with the installation of senbazuru on December 5.
Another memorable event was the practice of the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir on November 21. I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for almost four hours to enjoy this one of the best choirs in Canada, not just British Columbia.
Last Sunday our own choir had the last performance of this year and there will be no choir practices on Thursdays until mid-January, meaning that it's going to be quiet evenings. On the other hand, it's good as there will be no need for the choir members to drive to the church through the cold, dark, and sometimes snow. At least, we had a wonderful time last Thursday after the practice at our pre-Christmas party.
Next week is the time to decorate the Christmas tree, just ten days before Christmas. It should be a very interesting and unique time.