Christmas Eve Service @ 7pm
It's hard for me to believe that I'm writing about December, Christmas, and a New Year, but somehow it's here. Sherri is like the Spirit of Christmas, I'm more like the grinch. She has trees and decorations in every room, Christmas music playing, and all kinds of big plans. I carry all the stuff from the shed to the house, then carry it all back when it's done. If I'm honest, I loveit. I grumpble and moan, but her Jesus spirit infects me.
The story of Christmas is the story of Jesus. It will never grow old. It must always be told, so that's what we will do. We travel through the first two chapters of Luke plus Old Testament prophecies in what I titled the But God series.
Looking forward, after the New Year, I hope to start a mid-week Prayer/Bible Study and new membership classes for those wishing to join the church. If you want your relationship with Jesus to grow, you need to be in some kind of small group. There is Sunday School at 9:00, women's Bible Study twice a month, and I hope to get the men into a men's fellowship. Pray earnestly over youth and young adult ministry. God answers faithful prayer. I'll be introducing you to new mission opportunities also.
I tend to think big, and I know that's a lot. But when I look at this church and the wonderful people in it, I see amazing possibilities. All we really have to do is get a hold of Jesus and never let go. Prayer is the key. But as James says, faith without works is dead. When faith is put in action, good things happen.
Your Grinch Pastor and His Spirit of Christmas Wife