Dec 21, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Here is our weekly update for the week leading up to the joyous celebration of our Savior's birth!

  1. Thursday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve worship sign up
  2. Spiritual Care during Pastor's vacation
  3. Sunday, Dec. 27 worship sign up
  4. Website link for Preschool video & Advent Midweek # 4 video

1) Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24 5:00 pm

  • all procedures we have conducted for Sunday services will be exactly the same for Christmas Eve service
  • the deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 22 by 7:00 pm; thank you to everyone who has signed up so far
  • Reminder that after worship service concludes, for those who are interested
    • we will sing several Christmas hymns outside after service
    • more instructions will be provided by Pastor on Christmas Eve
    • we are ready to adjust if weather does not cooperate, so please bring an umbrella or be ready to use your car for shelter while singing

2) Pastor Dolby will be on vacation December 26 through December 31 

  • please contact your Elder for spiritual care during this time
  • in case of pastoral emergencies your Elder will coordinate with Pastor Dolby and church leadership to make sure we are available to you however we can be.

3) Sunday, December 27 Volunteer and Worship sign up: the deadline for Volunteers and worshipers to sign up is Friday, December 25 by 7:00 pm

  • a big thank you to Pastor Porterfield for generously serving during Pastor Dolby's time off
  • we also praise the Lord for our incredible volunteers: musicians, A/V gurus, and all volunteers who continue to make weekly worship possible

4) Visit our church website: Check out the Rise and Shine Preschool Christmas program from last week; a wonderful opportunity to see the blessings our preschool staff, teachers, and families are to our congregation!

  • for our final Advent Midweek Recording this Wednesday, Dec. 23

May the Lord bless you as we countdown the final days of Advent and welcome the season of Christmas.

In Christ,

Pastor Dolby

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call is name Immanuel." - Isaiah 7:14

"But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.' All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet (Isaiah): 'Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immaneul' (which means, God with us)." - Matthew 1:20-23