The wonder of Christmas includes the unexpected aspects of the story of Jesus' birth; that the celestial birth announcement would come to low cast shepherds and not to the priestly establishment; that foreigners, magi, would track his arrival and catch Jerusalem by surprise; that Joseph and Mary and the child would be forced to flee to Egypt in haste. The wonder of wonders remains that God shows his love to us in giving this Indescribable Gift, Christ our Saviour!
As we enter the season of Advent and Christmas, the season of joy, we praise God for his indescribable gift!
I hope these words from Mother Teresa are an encouragement to you:
"The password of the early Christians was joy, so let us still serve the Lord with joy. Joy is love, joy is prayer, joy is strength. God loves a person who gives joyfully, and if you give joyfully you always give more. A joyful heart is the result of a heart burning with love. Works of love are always works of joy. We don’t need to look for happiness: if we have love for others we’ll be given it. It is the gift of God."
Pastor Ward Parkinson
Sunday Morning Service
Kids & Adult Sunday School at 9:45am
Church Service at 10:50am
(During summer, Sunday School pauses and church service begins at 10:30am)
In church office hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm
* call to confirm.
Lead Pastor Ward Parkinson: email@example.com or 204-712-5088
Youth Pastor Spencer Koop: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3