There is just something about Christmas that draws us to gather at the feet of Jesus in worship. The Shepherds felt it and so did the Magi. They were drawn to the feet of Jesus and that draw is still at work today. So I hope your Christmas plans include worshiping with us. We have tried to make it easy to connect with at least one of our three services: 4:30 & 6 PM Saturday and 9 AM Sunday, Christmas Day. We’ve added in some extra chairs to make sure we have room for all of you! It is going to be great.
Also, on behalf of the staff, I want to thank you for the love offering that you as a church provided to us this Christmas. Your generosity is appreciated, but not near as much as the love and encouragement we sense from you on an on-going basis. You are a sweet people to serve with. We are privileged to witness your giving spirit as we saw hundreds of Operation Christmas Child boxes leave the building in November, and about 100 “Blessing” bags for the homeless, along with several boxes of supplies, leave the facility on Thursday. On top of that you provided numerous gift cards for poorer Senior Adults in our area, the funds to provide several scholarships that will empower Rwandan pastors to return to school, and more resources to scholarship a number of inner-city teens to attend a major youth conference early next year. Way to go! Thank you. I am proud to be your Pastor.
I wish each of you a Merry Christmas. A Christmas full of faith, family and joy. I know that is the way God intended it.