The season before Christmas is called Advent; it is a time of deliberate preparation, intentional waiting, and brilliant hope. These weeks look ahead to the return of Christ while also reflecting back on the long-awaited birth of the Messiah. This year, our thematic focus borrows its title from a beloved Advent hymn: "Comfort, Comfort Ye My People." The gift of God's word and the assurance of His promises brings us a better comfort than anything else in the would could ever provide! Please be encouraged to participate in one of our devotional services at either 10am or 7pm on the Wednesdays leading up to Christmas week (11/30, 12/7, and 12/14). We also enjoy a meal together on these Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm in our Fellowship Center.
We can hardly wait for Christmas to finally be here! Each year, this holiday is an occasion to celebrate the wonderful truth that God has come here to be with us. During this meaningful season, you are invited to join us for worship as we encounter the story of God sending His very own Son, Jesus, into this world. This service will conclude with a candlelight singing of Silent Night and a moment to reflect as we spend time together in God's Word. We would love to see you here with us in our sanctuary on this special day!
The sights and sounds of Christmas sure have a way of stirring our souls, don't they? As we gather for this time of worship, part of what we proclaim through song is the familiar language of cherished hymns and carols. If you plan to join us as a guest on this morning, it would be wonderful if you could have a conversation with one of our pastors before we celebrate Holy Communion during this time.
In his first Epistle, Peter calls Christians “living stones” (1 Peter 2:5). As God's living stones He is building His kingdom in us and through us, to bring Christ's living Word and forgiving love to our community for generations to come. God isn’t finished! Until Christ returns, we respond to His love by being actively engaged in the work He has for us to do! We grow in Him, and in so doing, are built up and are building one another up. There is no one that is not involved. Each of us is part of the Body of Christ; each of us has a role in building up each other in this unity. Each of us participates in extending the Gospel as we live out the love of Christ Jesus. And at the foundation, we are all Built on the Rock, which is Christ.