Love From Your Pastor

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:23 ESV)

This Sunday we will continue our observance of Advent, the season where we are waiting and anticipating the Lord’s coming. During the month of December, our theme is “God with Us.”  This fourth week we will look at how “God with Us Brings PEACE”.  Our world is filled with much conflict and war, but we can experience peace with God and peace with each other because Immanuel, the Prince of Peace, or Lord Jesus Christ has come!

We will be looking at the promise of peace given to the shepherds when they received the birth announcement from the angel.  Read Luke 2:8-14 in preparation for this message, and consider how amazing it would have been to have been one of those shepherds! We will again be hearing from our Brownsville Gospel Choir with “Night of Silence.” Be sure to come, and invite a friend!

Again this year, on Christmas Eve, we will celebrate the season with: Christmas by Candlelight on Monday, December 24th, at 6pm.  There will be congregational singing of carols, some special musical numbers, a beautiful dance by some of our girls, and of course lighting our candles as we sing “Silent Night.”  Please bring some cookies or finger foods to share for a time of fellowship after the service. This is always one of the most meaningful parts of the Christmas season for many of us. Hope you can join us!

Love From Your Pastor,