Merry Christmas 2021
This is my chance to wish all of you a very happy Christmas. My hope for us all is that we have time with family and friends. My prayer is that we also take time to remember what it means to us that Christ came to live with us. His presence with us to the very end is a blessing.
Let’s look for way to show hope, love, joy, and peace to those we encounter this season as well. The workers in stores and restaurants, or those we meet as we travel. May our words be healing and uniting.
I’ll remind you there are many ways to help those who are in need. We are collecting coats, mittens, scarves, and other cool-weather clothing in the Fellowship Hall on the Christmas tree. Socks and slipper socks are being collected to be sent to people in Benton, KY which was affected by the tornadoes. MDS is working in the tornado-ravaged areas as well. The Danvers-Carlock Food Pantry and the Midwest Food Bank help people in our community and beyond. There’s lots of opportunity for us to help in this time.
If you’re traveling, I pray for safety. If you’re staying closer to home, I pray for joy in this season.
God bless, Brian
Scripture readings for next Sunday Luke 2:22-38—What signs of expectation do you see in this passage?
Isaiah 9:1-7—What is hopeful about the message in this prophecy?
Psalm 97—What notes of joy do you notice in this passage?
Titus 3:1-8—What difference does Jesus’ birth make according to this passage?