POCATELLO — Trinity Episcopal Church will be displaying a variety of Nativity scenes during Friday Night Art Walk on Dec. 6.
According to organizer Trish Grace, the Nativity scenes are being loaned to the church for the event and will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. It will also be an opportunity to see Trinity’s historic stained-glass windows with explanations of the symbolism on each.
Admission is free.
Most of the Art Walk is on Main Street. You will need to walk one block west when you get to the corner of North Main and Lander streets to get to the church. Refreshments will be available.
Call the church office for more information at 208-233-2640.
At the 10 a.m. service on Dec. 8, the congregation will be treated to visits from two bishops. Bishop Brian Thom, bishop of the diocese of Idaho, will deliver a special homily.
Families are encouraged to attend, as the bishop of Myra (aka St. Nicholas) will also make a surprise visit with “gold” coins for the children.
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made bishop of Myra while still a young man.