Pastor’s Note: Prepare the Way

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Advent

Advent “Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!” Luke 3:4 It’s the season of Advent. The shopping malls have been displaying Christmas decorations and playing carols since Halloween. We watched the Macy’s Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving. Yesterday, we had the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival. Judy has been buying Christmas gifts for months. To all appearances, Christmas is in full swing. We come to church expecting more of what our culture offers. In the season of Advent, we won’t find Santa, nor a smiling young Mary, a cooing baby Jesus, inquisitive shepherds, or singing angels. Instead we have this strange speech from Jesus full of frightening images. We do not encounter the baby Jesus that people wait for during Advent, but the adult Jesus, who tells us that the whole universe will be turned upside down. The season of Advent demands a very different kind of preparation than the shopping malls and … Read More

Keepsake Christmas: December 12, 2018

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Keepsake Christmas

Keepsake Christmas Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kidz 4 Christ will be celebrating Christmas with a Keepsake Christmas on December 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families, adults, and children are invited to participate as we hear from Mary, Joseph, one of the Shepherds’, and make a memorable Christmas craft. There will be cookies and hot chocolate after the event. This event is open to the community. Please call the church office at 940-872-3384 if you plan to attend this event so that we will have enough craft items for everyone. Connie Beaird Nurture Team