This is the essence of Christmas. God came into this world to be with us. We may feel broken, sinful, rebellious … it doesn’t matter. God chose to be with us. He came to be with us not just for a day or two, not just during the Christmas season, but every day of our life. Do you have a place for God in your busy schedule?
“…she [Mary] gave birth to her first-born son. She dressed him in baby clothes and laid him on a bed of hay, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)
Jen Dempsey shared me me these several photos from their Women’s class Christmas party event. What a great way to support each other.
From Summer Bradford: ” Here are a couple pictures from our gift basket making last Sunday as well. We were able to put together 20 Christmas baskets and deliver them to homebound church members. Staci Rivera gave us some homemade ornaments from the adventurer club to add as well. It was a real blessing :)I believe Lucas and his team were also able to deliver baskets to others on Saturday eve while caroling. It was a “double blessing” weekend.”
This morning I received a huge blessing attending OAKS Christmas program. Our teachers and students put together a fantastic play. The Fellowship Hall was packed at 8:30 AM. This is only one of several of the school programs. For lack of space they have to do several presentations to allow as many people to attend as possible. Here is a great reason to have our new sanctuary built ASAP.
This of course reminds us all about the Special Christmas offering designated for the Cornerstone Fund. Please pick up one of the red envelopes in the lobby. We can all be a part of this wonderful miracle of God’s ministry in our community.
Prayers needed for Julia Easter, Luz Vasquez, and a young mother from our church having important health tests this morning…
This Sabbath morning both services will take place in the Fellowship Hall. OAKS bells will play for the 9 AM service and Brass will play for the 11:30 AM service. I am looking forward to worshiping with y’all 🙂 tomorrow. Actually, we have a full day this Sabbath with a 6 PM business meeting and 7 PM Christmas social.
Please beware of scam messages by text or email. These scammers send messages under my name asking for gift cards … Do not reply to these messages. Do not send them anything. These messages are not being sent from my number. My ONLY number is 678-571-1743. Also, if you receive a suspicious email having my name as the sender please call me first. Finally, one more time: YOUR PASTORS WILL NEVER CONTACT YOU WITH A REQUEST TO PURCHASE GIFT CARDS OR TO SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE. NEVER.
Be blessed 🙂 Hugs,