Join us for our Christmas Eve service
Please plan to join us this Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m. for our candlelight service as we reflect on Four Mysteries of the Incarnation. We will be joined by special guest musician and gifted pianist Jamie Iles as we worship through song, scripture, readings, prayer and communion. This service is a highlight of the Christmas season and is an opportunity for us to centre our thoughts on Emmanuel, God with Us. We hope to see you this Friday, at 6:30 p.m.
This service will also be livestreamed for those unable to make it out. You can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Opportunity for Baptism
We will be hosting our next opportunity for believer baptism by immersion on Sunday January 9. Baptism is an important step in the growth of the believer and one of two ordinances of the church, the other being communion. We do it as a public act so the believer can give testimony of what God has done for them and also so we as a church family can celebrate.
Are you interested or do you have any questions? See Pastor Chris for details or to sign up.
Thought for the day: On Christmas Day, come as a child
Christmas morning is probably my favorite day of the year. While I love getting presents the thing that has been the most special to me for years is watching the reactions of my children. The joy and excitement is something I can’t describe. Author Erma Bombeck said: "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
We are to be childlike as we come to God on Christmas Day, as we remember and reflect upon Immanuel, God with us and that speaks to our attitude. Jesus said in Matthew 18: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'"
I don’t think there’s anything more exciting than being a child on Christmas morning. And yet this is what God asks of us not just on Christmas Day but each day, to change and become like little children, to put our hope and trust in him and enjoy the wonder of what he offers us. Each day approach God the Father as a child, with excited anticipation of his goodness. Humbly trust that your every need will be met and every care will be under his control.
In His grip,