Hugh and I are so grateful for the warmth and welcome Emmanuel Parish has shown to us. Thanks so much for your Christian witness. It has been a delight to serve as your priest here at Emmanuel this first year. In this Christmas season, as we  remember the gift of love in Jesus, I pray that all of you may receive abundant blessings in this time and for the new year. We look forward to continued spiritual growth as a community at Emmanuel Church. Fr. Berto

Christmas Day Prayer

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to
take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of a pure
virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made
your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed
by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom
with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and
for ever. Amen. BCP p. 213