Love From Your Pastor

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.” (Matthew 1:20 ESV)

13 days until Christmas! This Sunday, the 3rd week of Advent, we will be looking at “Divine Interruption: Joseph & the Angel” from Matthew 1:18-25. We will consider how we can respond appropriately to life’s divine interruptions. Please read the passage ahead of time and join us Sunday morning!

Once again, a few reminders of key upcoming events:

Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10am to 12pm – Secret Sister Christmas party. Food, fun, and the revealing of your Secret Sisters!

Sunday, Dec. 15, following the worship service – Annual FBC Christmas Dinner followed by our Annual Business Meeting. Ham is being provided, please bring side dishes and desserts to share. We will be voting on the 2020 budget, new members, and church officers in the meeting.

Sunday, Dec. 15, from 4pm to 8:30 – FBC Youth Christmas Party (both middle and high school). Dinner will be provided, there will be fun games, and a gift exchange. (Contact Pastor Justin for more details.)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Noon – Christian Adventurers (our 55+ group) will meet for a potluck and special reunion performance by the Alpine Echoes band (which includes our own Hank & Carol Kraemer)!

Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10:30am – FBC Children’s Christmas Program! Experience the wonder of Christmas through the eyes (and talents) of our kids.

Sunday, Dec. 22, from 3pm to 6pm – Open House at the Beach family home! Come enjoy a sweet time of goodies, fellowship, Christmas music and decorations, and a giant tree!

Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6pm – Christmas by Candlelight. A beautiful annual tradition, where we sing Christmas songs, reflect on the coming of the Light of the World, Jesus, and light our candles as we sing Silent Night.

Dec. 28-30Winter Youth Celebration in Portland (for high schoolers – see Pastor Justin for info).

In these last couple weeks before Christmas, may our hearts be especially drawn close to our Savior, Jesus Christ. May we share with family and friends sweet times of fellowship as we reflect together on the great love of God displayed in the sending of His Son to earth to become one of us!

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 ESV)

Love From Your Pastor,