But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”—Luke 2:10-11
On this day, celebrating the birth of our Savior, we wish all of you a very Blessed, Merry Christmas! May the light of Christ fill your lives with hope and new life!
Blessings and Peace,
Pastor Ron on Vacation
Pastor Ron will take off December 27 and January 3. He will be back in church for January 10, 2020.
Worship this Sunday
On December 27, 2020, while Pastor Ron is on vacation, Randall Bunch will lead worship, and will preach on the Proclamation of Simeon and Anna when the infant Jesus is brought to forward to be blessed and circumcised. Luke 2:22-40.
On the following Sunday, January 3, 2021, Rich Reinwald will be leading online worship.
Thanks to all who helped with online worship! It was a community effort!
Last Week’s Worship Service
Missed the service from last week? For the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we looked at Matthew 1:18-25, “Courage (Love) Can’t Wait.” As Christmas draws near, we meditate on the courage required of both Joseph and Mary. When Joseph learns of Mary’s pregnancy, he decides to avert scandal and dismiss her quietly. But when an angel comes to him in a dream, he chooses to trust the angel and act counter to social and gender norms—all so that the world might know love. How might we practice courageous, counter-cultural love? How can we be brave enough to love one another and respond to God’s call in our lives? Click here to watch the worship service from December 20, 2020.
Christmas Eve Worship Service
On Christmas Eve, we looked at Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 and Luke 2:8-14, “What Can’t Wait?” Christmas reminds us that God couldn’t wait for the end of war, suffering, or human injustice. God couldn’t wait, so God broke through the shadows to bring light and love. God couldn’t wait to be love in flesh—and neither should we. Click here to watch the worship service from December 24, 2020.