I’m not going to comment too much on the coming lockdown right now, I’d rather focus on Christmas. There’ll be time to reflect on this later. I will say though we’ve been through this before, God moved amazingly and he will again. May the joy of Immanuel fill you to overflowing!
Christmas Eve service is on!
We have the opportunity to gather again on Christmas Eve outside in our main parking lot for an informal service of carols and an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the birthday of Jesus, the savior of the world!
The service starts at 7pm and will be held in our main parking lot. It’ll last for about 45 minutes. I hope you can join us as we celebrate Christmas!
Join in Communion on Sunday
Though we will not be gathering in person on Sunday we’ll still be having a time of communion as part of our livestream service as we continue to celebrate Christmas. I would encourage you to prepare your hearts to commune with the Lord. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians that when we take communion “whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” This is a great thing to remember: not only did Jesus come but he is coming back and when he does, everything changes. We’ll be remembering that on Sunday. I hope you’ll celebrate with us.
Thought for the day: God can do the impossible, Christmas proves that
I read recently a great quote: "When God intends to make something wonderful he begins with a difficulty. When he intends to make something very wonderful, he begins with an impossibility." That’s so true! And this truth is found in all its glory in the Christmas story. The Bible affirms this truth when we read in Ephesians 3: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” The verse ends with a hearty AMEN!.
This is the heart of the Christmas story- that God Can Do the Impossible for You.
The birth of Jesus was not just a difficulty; it was an impossibility. Mary was a virgin. Only God could breathe life into her womb. And just as God caused her to conceive the perfect, sinless Savior -- fully God, fully human -- he can accomplish through you, those things that seem impossible in your life. For this Christmas, Christmas 2020, perhaps we need this reminder more than ever. A God who did the impossible is on our side, he loved us so much that the Word (God) became flesh. That’s why we celebrate Immanuel, God with US. It doesn’t matter what the color is, we can celebrate this!
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