Getting the story straight.
A “Family Circus” cartoon has the little girl telling the Christmas story to her little brother. She says, “Jesus was born in time for Christmas up in the North Pole surrounded by eight tiny reindeer and the Virgin Mary. Then Santa shows up with lots of toys wrapped in swaddling clothes. The three wise men and the elves all sang carols while the drummer boy and Scrooge helped Joseph trim the tree. In the meantime Frosty the snowman saw this star…”
Year after year we gather to share the same ancient tale of Jesus’ humble, and yet miraculous, birth. Whereas it is important to get the story straight and retell what happened, it is much more important to know why it happened. So, here’s why:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NIV
Year after year we return to the manager hoping beyond hope this baby will be born in us and answer the deep longing for him. With all the bad news dominating our news cycles, you are invited to join shepherds, magi, angels, Joseph, and Mary to proclaim the Good News! You have a part to play.
Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec. 24 at 7:00 pm
A Special Offering will go to provide disaster relief to victims of recent tornadoes in Western Kentucky.
And of course, Sunday is coming too…
Have you ever re-gifted a Christmas present? It’s ok. You may never use that Fandango gift card from the kids, that bottle of wine from your brother, or the lottery tickets for Aunt Mae. Come on, admit it.
This Sunday we will look at the visit of the Magi and the meaning of the gifts they gave to the Christ-child. These are presents we are encouraged to re-gift over and over.
Come and see…