Christmas Sunday

Good afternoon Everyone,

I hope your week is going well. Can you believe the sunshine today!

In case you missed the news, Sunday is Christmas!!! WOOO…

You are all a gift to me and I treasure our community together. Thank you for your faithfulness over this last year, all the hard work you have put into your growing and learning and being challenged. Even in the losses and the difficult times you have stuck together and shown true love. May 2012 be another wonderful and Spirit-filled year for all of us!

We as the church believe that the birth of Jesus is why we celebrate and so this weekend we’re going to put this into practice and have ourselves a celebration! I look forward to both times of worship and having the opportunity to take our time through these two important days in the life of the church.

The passage for Sunday is Isaiah 52:7-10:

52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
52:8 Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing for joy; for in plain sight they see the return of the LORD to Zion.
52:9 Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
52:10 The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

What about Christmas helps you connect back to the birth of Jesus?
When in the last month of preparation have you experienced “the feet of the messenger who announces peace.”

A couple reminders:

  • If you’re helping, or would like to help with Christmas eve we are planning a rehearsal Thursday evening at 8pm (in sanctuary).
  • Christmas Eve Worship 6-7pm
  • Christmas morning worship 10:45am
  • Christmas night “Soup and Bread” for anyone who is hungry 6-8pm. If you want to help out with this contact Sheri Hendrix.
  • Next Sunday January 1st we will be having our annual Service for Remembering. We will focus on loss and healing that God’s Spirit brings.

Merry Christmas to you all,