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December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013

"We Praise God for the Gift of Jesus"

From the Gospel of Luke we read the birth announcement of Jesus –

“Suddenly, God’s angels stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angels said, ‘Don’t be afraid I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: a Savior has been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you are to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.’

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the highest heavenly heights
Peace to all men and women on earth who please Him.”Luke 2: 9 – 14 MSG

We’re just a little bit over ten days away from Christmas. I’d like to use this devotion to wish you a Blessed Christmas. It’s going to be pretty busy for most of us this next week and so the devotion will be on vacation until after the New Year.

I hope you will enjoy your Advent Devotion booklet, written by members of our congregation. If you haven’t gotten one yet, stop by the office to pick it up. It’s been a wonderful gift this Advent and there’s still time to use it.

I also hope you’ll watch for the devotion to return the first week in January. I look forward to seeing you in the coming daysas we celebrate the coming Savior.

Just in case you need it, our Christmas Eve Schedule is:
5 PM– Family Service (being a flashlight for the candlelight part)8 PM– Family Service done in partial Candlelight11 PM– A Ceremony of Carols and Lessons in Candlelight.Christmas Day there will be one service at10 AM. All the services will include Holy Communion. Please join us and invite family and friends to share this special time with you.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don