While it hardly seems possible that another year is in the rear view mirror, it is indeed a fact.
I’m quite sure that this past year held many victories as well as many challenges. If your life is anything like mine, it can seem like you’re on an intense roller coaster ride. Often we might feel like we didn’t even sign up for the trip but we’re on it anyway.
While we desire to show the love of Christ throughout the entire year, I can’t think of a better season than during Christmas to fully display God’s love for humanity!
There is a beautiful old song that goes like this:
Oh love of God, how rich and pure,
how measureless and strong,
it shall forevermore endure,
the saints and angels song.
While Jesus was here on this earth, His heart’s desire was to show what the love of the Father was really like as he went about healing the sick, setting the captive free, and bringing salvation and deliverance to anyone who would accept the free gift. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
In this Christmas season I wanted to take this opportunity as your pastor to send you this Christmas letter of encouragement as once again we celebrate our Savior’s birth.
There is a wonderful Scripture found in Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
While there is so much to unpack in that Scripture, I wanted to take a moment to focus on the fact that Jesus came as our Prince of Peace. If there is anything this world needs today, it is the realization that Jesus Christ came to bring peace to mankind. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
I wanted to take this opportunity during the Christmas season to send this letter to you as once again we will be receiving a special Christmas Church Offering on the Sunday right before Christmas.
In this season of giving we would like to encourage you to place the church at, or near the top of your list. We make no apologies for making such a request because God has been so good to us as a Church Family. We also know it is because we all contribute in some particular way even throughout the year. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
As we move into the Christmas season, I wanted to take a moment to focus on a word that quite possibly we don’t think of during this time, yet if we did our best to heed the word of God in this area, it would be amazing what God will do in the upcoming year.
As we draw closer to the Holiday Season in which we celebrate a time of thankfulness just prior to remembering and appreciating the birth of our Savior, we thought it would be nice to observe the Thanksgiving season in a unique way.
During the month of November we will dedicate space on one of our walls in the church foyer as a “Wall of Thanks”. On this space we will hang paper, and we are asking each and every person who would like to share a thought, testimonial or drawing of what they are thankful for by using the supplied colored pencils to share. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!