Service to Focus on Sacrifice, Veterans, Gift of Christmas

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EVANSVILLE, MN (December 3, 2008) – Pastor Michael Murphy hopes that Calvary Covenant Church’s night of “Carols and Dessert” this Saturday evening (December 6) will give people a different perspective on the current recession as well as honor veterans.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is a “combination of music, scripture and history,” Murphy says.

“The program will remember the difficulties people faced during the Depression, but especially the war years and how sacrifices were made so people can enjoy Christmases today,” Murphy says. He notes that one member of his congregation who lived through the Great Depression reminds people that economic difficulties were far worse during that time of our history.

Murphy says he understands that a lot of people are hurting during the recession and even facing job losses but adds, “Right now we have a lot of people who are all upset because they’re going to have to buy a $60 sweater instead of a $90 sweater.”

In addition to singing familiar carols and hearing the Nativity story, attendees also will hear readings from the texts of Winston Churchill’s 1941 speech to the United States on Christmas Eve, as well as columns from a small town writer’s reflections on the times.

By blending history and scripture, Murphy hopes attendees will “let God shine his light in dark streets.”

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