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The season of Jesus Christ’s birth is upon us. Soon, all the hoopla and shopping and shipping and running will be behind us. But, before we succumb to the busy rush of the last few days before Christmas, let’s reflect on what the season means to us. Jesus Christ was born. He gave up his place by His Father, to come to earth for what He knew would be a horrible sacrifice in the end. How can you not love what Christmas is all about? What compares to standing in lines at the stores, competing for parking spots at the mall, fighting over the latest and greatest toys with fellow shoppers? The Joy of Jesus Christ! His birth means so much and knowing He loves us, nothing else can compare to that.
We extend a special invitation to share the meaning of Christmas with us Sunday Dec 18. We are presenting the choir cantata, “Mary Did You Know” that we know will lift your heart and prepare you for the true Christmas spirit. We hope you will come accept our gift to you and feel the experience of Christmas at either our 8:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. service. Invite your family and your friends to come along.
On Sunday night Dec 18 at 6 p.m., we will have our Sunday School Christmas program as well as the adult Christmas play. On Wednesday night, Dec 21 at 7 p.m., we will be celebrating our Candlelight Communion. This is open to all Christians who want to come. Please feel welcome. On Christmas day there will be one Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and of course the evening services will be dismissed.
Bro. Oren’s message this week came from Luke 2:1-14 this week. The story of the birth of Christ and the Angel proclaiming this wonderful event to the shepherds in the fields brought great joy to them. Let’s keep all that joy living in us today, in knowing that Christ is our Savior and Lord and one day we will rejoice with Him forever.
Pray for those who have lost loved ones. This time of year can be a very sad and lonely time so try to be there for those that are feeling that loss this time of year. We pray for those in nursing homes and those who are homebound. We pray for those in the military who might be apart from families. We pray for families that are apart from those who are bravely serving and not able to get home. Pray for each other and for those who have not yet found the joy in Christ. For those traveling during this time, we pray for a safe journey.
Be mindful of the true meaning of Christmas and don’t let the world get so busy we forget, even for one moment, that Jesus Christ is the greatest gift we have. By His grace alone, are we saved. Our prayer is that you will find Him in your heart this Christmas. God Bless