Christmas 2016


Dear Friends,
The Day we have been waiting for is fast approaching! The day we get to celebrate the ‘Day’ when God acted in the ‘fullness of time’ — acted in such a way that the purpose of ‘time’ was itself ‘filled to the full’!
Make good use of these last days of Advent to remind yourself of the wonder of him for whom we wait, then come jubilantly to celebrate his presence and purposes. Let me remind us all of the days and times of our Christmas services:
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 our service begins at 5:00 pm. Please come early to help decorate the tree and to be in your place for our Christmas Procession (all of the children in the pageant will be part of the joyous entry that night!).
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 our service begins at 9:00 am (Please note the time change). We gather for a simple, yet joyful, celebration of the Nativity, giving thanks for the great gift that has literally changed the world.
First Sunday After Christmas, Sunday, January 1, 2017 we gather at 10:00 am for our annual ‘Lessons and Carols’ Service and Communion. What better way to ‘ring in the New Year’ than by listening to and rejoicing in the Story of Christmas.
Finally, on Sunday, January 8, 2017 we come to celebrate the ‘Baptism of Jesus’ by launching our ‘New Sunday Morning Schedule’– 9:00 am ‘Discipleship Hour’ followed by worship at 10:15 am. Please remember that if you wish us to order your book for the ‘Theology of the Family’ class, you will need to ‘sign up’ on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall by Christmas Day.
Looking forward to walking through this joyful Season with all of you.