Pastor’s Blog – Advent: The Grand Finale

Will you be a Christmas Angel this year?

Angels are messengers. They tell Good News from God during the events of Christmas.
Will you spread the news of Jesus’ birth this Christmas?
How about telling your family and friends about our Christmas Eve services 4 & 6, and 11:00?
 
Community is excited to serve you and yours this Christmas—sharing the Good News of our Savior Jesus’ birth! It is our hope and prayer that your family will be blessed to worship Jesus this Christmas Eve with your friends at Community!
 

Love Came Down at Christmas!

This Sunday is the final Advent service. We might even call it the Grand Finale—as our final preparation for Christmas Even. We can’t help but think of gifts and gift giving at Christmas time – after all – God started it!
 
He is the ultimate Gift Giver – giving us life and salvation in baby Jesus born of Mary, worshipped by shepherds, and announced by angels. This Christmas, every gift we give is an expression of love and care that reflects the perfect Gift God gave to us all – Jesus!
 
The gift of Jesus is for you! And the gifts He gives are for you!
 
How do you and I respond?
 
We rejoice together in Christmas Eve worship – like the shepherds who worshipped Him together at His birth.
 
We also respond with our gifts – like the Wise Men who gave precious treasures as they worshipped Jesus sometime later. We too bring our precious gifts as part of our worship. I encourage you to ponder like Mary the Gift of God that is born in you again this Christmas. May her song be the song of your heart too this Christmas:
 
“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
 
Our December Giving Goal of $51,500 is now within reach. This is a calculation of Member Contributions needed to end 2019 in a positive cash position. Thank you for your past generosity and for helping us to end the year strong!
December Christmas Giving Goal             $51,500
December Gifts received in weeks 1 -3     $29,242
Remaining Goal                                        $22,400
 
Your special gift from the heart in the month of December will greatly impact our mission to “Impact lives” in the coming year. Thank you!
 
See you on Christmas Eve
 
Pastor Scott

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