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Twelve Days Presentation

Twelve Days of Christmas 

Twelve Days Christmas Presentation
Twelve Days Christmas Presentation

All Are Welcome to Join Our Missional Community in the Presentation of Twelve Days of Christmas which May Surprise You the First Time You Experience this Activity which Walks Us from Christmas Day through Epiphany.
Hint: One item Discussed is a well-known Christmas Season song!

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus along with the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas begins on the traditional celebrated calendar day of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth, December 25th, and follows through to the Celebration of Epiphany on January 6th, where we find the acknowledgment by the Magi, Three Kings, that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Son of God.
There is a lot that happens in the Liturgical Calendar in this period of time.
Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and our Spirit of Peace Missional Community invite you to follow along and share the experiences on the journey with us!

Twelve Days Christmas
Twelve Days Christmas

Historical context:
There is a popular historical notion researched by Canadian hymnologist, Hugh D. McKellar, found in his article, “How to Decode the Twelve Days of Christmas.” His research suggests that “The Twelve Days of Christmas” lyrics were intended as a catechism song to help young Catholics learn their faith, at a time when practising Catholicism was criminalised in England (1558 until 1829). https://www.liveabout.com/does-the-twelve-days-of-christmas-have-a-hidden-meaning-3299065

Our classic twelve days song is theorized to have a fundamental relationship to the religious based twelve days of Christmas in the following manner:
Partridge in a Pear Tree – Jesus Christ;
Two Turtle Doves – The Old and New Testaments;
Three French Hens – The three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity;
Four Calling Birds – Four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;
Five Golden Rings – First five books of the Old Testament;
Six Geese-a-Laying – Six days of creation before God’s rest on the seventh day;
Seven Swans-a-Swimming – Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit;
Eight Maids-a-Milking – Eight Beatitudes;
Nine Ladies Dancing – Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit;
Ten Lords-a-Leaping – Ten Commandments;
Eleven Pipers Piping – Eleven faithful disciples;
Twelve Drummers Drumming – Twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

Twelve Days of Christmas
Financial Analysis
We may all know the Twelve Days of Christmas Song. Ever wonder what investment of resources it might take to arrange an experience like this today?
Cost: All these gifts would cost a pretty penny.
Every year since 1984, a group of economists at PNC Wealth Management have figured out how much it would cost to actually buy all the things on the “Twelve Days of Christmas” list. The so-called Christmas Price Index indicates inflation and the increasing costs of certain goods. This year, for instance, if you were really going to buy everything on that list—which includes hiring drummers and dancers (per performance) and milking maids (per hour), and, presumably, a group of men who are willing to leap for pay—it would run you $114,651.17. Compare that to 1990, when you could get away with the whole shooting match for a cool $15,231.70. At today’s prices, a performance of twelve drummers drumming would set you back an average of $2,854.50, while seven swans will run you a whopping $7,000. http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=32015

Twelve Days of Christmas Song
Performed by Children Who Love to Sing
https://youtu.be/oyEyMjdD2uk

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus along with the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Christmas Spirit

Spirit of Peace Missional Community Invites All Interested People of All Ages to Celebrate a Joyful Merry Christmas this Year!

The Spirit Missional Community Engages in many Focused Spiritual Religious Christmas Spirit Activities throughout the Christmas Season.

Two of These Activities Are Faith Hope Love Joy Peace and Twelve Days of Christmas.

Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community
Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community

All Are Welcome to Join Our Missional Community in the Presentation of Faith Hope Love Joy Peace FHLJP which discusses and assists in preparing for the Grand Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ.

All Are Welcome to Join Our Missional Community in the Presentation of Twelve Days of Christmas which May Surprise You the First Time You Experience this Activity which Walks Us from Christmas Day through Epiphany. Hint: One item Discussed is a well-known Christmas Season song!

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Tree lighting

Spirit of Peace Supports the Community Tree Lighting event!

Spirit of Peace served the community freshly prepared homemade ham sandwiches with artisan ham and homemade whole wheat or white bread along with a choice of variety of donut holes for a dessert.

Everyone received a Merry Christmas invitation along with their choice of sandwich.

Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community
Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community

We are pleased to share our freshly prepared health and wellness resources with the community.

We appreciate the compliments on the well prepared dinner.

All Are Welcome! Community Tree Lighting
All Are Welcome! Community Tree Lighting

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Spirit Volunteers

Spirit Loves its Volunteers.

Volunteers and Donors are the backbone support of a Missional Community activity such as our Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest meal.
Spirit of Peace is grateful for all its volunteers and donors that support the Missional Community Fellowship in this activity.

Community Thanksgiving Harvest
Community Thanksgiving Harvest

Blessings to All! Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Missional Community.

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal

ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table
Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

YOU Are Invited!

When: Thursday November 28th 12-3pm As Long As Food Lasts

Where: 111 E Front St, Valley NE 68064

What: Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Dinner with All the Trimmings

Family Activities

Organized by: Spirit of Peace

Volunteers and Donations Welcome!

RSVP Welcome for Planning Purposes

Contact: Michael or Cathy Hanus, 402-541-7019, minister@spiritofpeace.us

Peace and Joy to All!

Got Daikon

Got Daikon?
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

Autumn Prayer

Comfort Me in Suffering
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Blessed Assurance
Fanny Crosby (1873).
https://youtu.be/rDeiy9-t2GE

Health Wellness Nutrition Presentation
Daikon Radish
Daikon, (“great root” Jp), Raphanus sativus L. var. longipinnatus Bailey, brassica family, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root.
This summer, I am turning out an excellent healthy crop of Daikon. It is a large versatile crop used for root and green top harvest; eaten raw or prepared in various ways.
This harvested member of the brassica family is best known for its anti-inflammatory effects after it is eaten raw or prepared in various healthy ways.
Today, We prepare the Daikon we freshly harvest by slicing it into suitable French fry pieces and cooking it in coconut oil; air frying would be another excellent possibility.
It has a taste quite similar to a French fry along with a mild peppery taste for our culinary selected cultivar.
We use the fresh Daikon tops in a tossed salad with fresh garden heirloom tomatoes, carrots, red pepper slices and balsam vinegarette dressing.
We steam red beans, kohlrabi, and ripe black olives to accompany our Daikon.
We prepare a mix of fresh apple, cherry, raspberry and pear sauce for dessert, with mild green tea.

Got Daikon Culinary Experience

  • Art of Mindfulness
    At Fellowship today we discuss the Art of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is described as the state of being aware of something or
    a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, as a therapeutic technique.
    We present mindfulness technique, role play and practice its applications, and visit over the experience and its value in our daily lives.

Autumn Closing Prayer:

When I must go, dear God, please let it be, A golden autumn day; when red leaves fall,
When purple grapes in shining clusters hang, And bittersweet glows bright against the wall,
When o’er the barren fields and russet meads, Their last farewells the crickets cry.
Let me make my silent journey, When the homing birds fly south across the sky.
When I must go, dear God, please let me go, As silently as autumn rain,
As still as lacy shadows ‘neath the willow trees, As calm as is the moon above the hill.
So let me go, and may there be no grief, When life is done and I must say goodbye.
I will take my leave with flowers and falling leaf, And lie in peaceful sleep beneath the sky.

  • Anonymous

Parting Blessing:
May the Peace of God which Surpasses All Understanding, Guard Your Hearts and Minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus. SpiritofPeace.us

Adios Summer! Celebration

Spirit of Peace Missional Community Celebrates the Passing of Summer, Adios Summer!

Adios Summer Celebration!
Adios Summer Celebration

Who: Everyone is Invited! “All Are Welcome!”

What: We are Celebrating the Passing of Summer.

When: Saturday, September 21, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Spirit on the Valley Mini-Park, 105 N. Spruce St.

Light Activities – Light Food

Volunteers Welcome!

Donations Welcome!

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus, Spirit of Peace, minister@spiritofpeace.us 402-541-7019

Community Church Service

Valley Days Community Church Service

All Are Welcome!

Valley Days Community Church Service
Valley Days Community Church Service

Sunday August 25th 10:00 am

During “rescheduled” Valley Days Car Show Registration

Light Meal and Fellowship about 11:00 or so following the Service.

Valley Vets Memorial Park 227 N Spruce St, Valley, NE

Contact: Pastors Michael & Cathy Hanus, SpiritofPeace.us minister@spiritofpeace.us 402-541-7019

Peace and Joy!

Spirit Enjoys Its Volunteers

Spirit Enjoys Its Volunteers!

This is a very engaging activity! Spirit of Peace Ministers enjoy engaging the Missional Community! Valley Days can be challenging but satisfying. We took on all interested people, numbering well over one hundred, over the afternoon hours. We served a lunch of Crafted Angus and Sirloin quarter pound burgers, Natural Bratwurst sausages, Quarter pound beef hot dogs, homemade cabbage and carrot slaw and Southern style potato salad, Fresh garden mint sun tea; and

Ta-Da! well over one hundred vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip sundaes with various fresh fruit, nut and other toppings! were served.

There was concurrent Rocket Design, Build and Launch going on. People of all ages chose the color of their pre-rolled rocket fuselage, rolled their own, selected personal creative colors and designs for fins and nose cones. Over one hundred personalized rockets were designed, built and launched; with many great performers flying over the fence!

Fellowship is our strong suit. We enjoy community engagement! Our volunteers are caring and concerned. We appreciate everyone who stopped by to engage or observe! We look forward to visiting again!

Rockets Design Build Launch
Rockets Design Build Launch