Pastor's Note

Tis' the season... the season for what? As we enter into the Christmas season, or continue it for those of use who started on November 1st, let us join together as we remember, prepare, praise and rejoice during this Advent.

This season can get busy and grab all of our attention as we try to figure out which gift our wife really wants, which toy our kids will play with and which white elephant will get the most laughs. Whose house will we be going to this year for Christmas dinner? In the midst of the busyness we can forget why we are busy. Join us Sunday December 3rd as we dive into the season of remembering as we remember what Christ has done for us and take time to slow down and remember just what this season is all about.

Christmas has lots of preparations for it. Many of us want to prepare our house, both inside and out to make sure it's the best looking on the street. I remember in college we won our unofficial neighborhood Christmas light competition. I don’t think our neighbors knew they were competing but don’t ask us how the inside looked. We also prepare our gifts with wrapping and make sure our stockings are hung with care, we even check our lists twice to make sure we don’t forget the eggnog that only Uncle Tommy likes. Join us Sunday the 10th as we look at how we engage with this season of preparation.

Join us Sunday the 17th as we get to celebrate this season of praise with our choral cantata. Our choir will be leading us in a Sunday of praise during this joyous season. Come and be the body of Christ with us as we join together in songs of praise.

This season is a season that we get to rejoice together! This year December 24th is on a Sunday and we will get to rejoice together twice in one day! That morning we will have a church family Christmas as we join together in our PJs and celebrate Christmas like a family. We will sing together of our savior’s birth, read the story of Christmas, bring gifts for the community and enjoy some coffee, cocoa, and pastries. That evening we will join together with a candlelight service as we close out our season of advent with rejoicing. So Join us Sunday December 24th twice, once in the morning and once in the evening, as we learn what this season of rejoicing is all about.

I pray blessing and peace over all of you this Christmas season. May our Lord and Savior be abundantly real and present in your life as you go about spreading his joy.

Lord bless you and keep you,
Pastor Brock