December 10-11, 2016 - The Gift of Peace
John 14:25-27 & Isaiah 52:7-10
Even though we live with the din of busyness and the chaos of a world that often seems unhinged, we join with the people of God in finding peace through the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let this season inspire you to “unwrap” the Gift of Peace from Christ by sharing that peace with your world.
December 17-18, 2016 - The Gift of Life
Romans 6:20-23 & John 1-15
We join with the people of God in celebrating the life of faith we have here on earth in Christ’s name and the life that awaits us in Heaven with Him through His birth among us. May our worship invigorate us to “unwrap” the Gift of Life from Christ by faithfully serving those around us in forgiveness and love day after day.
Christmas Eve - The Greatest Gift
Luke 2:1-14 & Isaiah 9:2-7
This Christmas Eve, we join with the people of God in celebrating the greatest gift, Jesus Christ. May our worship inspire you to “unwrap” this gift of life and light, which is a gift not of this world but of God Himself.
Christmas Day - The Radiance of God
Hebrew 1:1-6 & John 1:1-18
On Christmas Eve, we celebrated that the angels announced that glory of God in Jesus Christ, which was the greatest of gifts. At the beginning, we see the radiance of God in His Son. On Christmas Day, we cherish the beginning of His mission. His birth means He would live and die so that God the Father might be glorified and we might be saved.
December 31 & January 1 - Growing Older, Getting Better Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 & Luke 2:21
We are celebrating an end of one year and the beginning of another. But even more importantly, we celebrate having another opportunity to be God’s people to others!
January 7-8, 2017 - Baptism of Freedom
Romans 6:1-11 & Matthew 3:13-17
Baptism works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. For these reasons and many more, God wants baptism for us. We want what God wants for us, and we want to live in our freedom as baptized saints!