Hi Friends,

I can’t wait to be with you for this special Christmas service.  This Sunday we are going to be looking at a story from Christmas that often gets overlooked, but that has something really important to say to us.  We are going to see how God empowers us to live with courage in the midst of adversity.  This would be a great Sunday to bring a neighbor or friend to church.  What could happen if each one of us took up the challenge to invite at least 2 people to the service?  Also, let’s have our eyes open for who is new and make sure we are eager to welcome them with the love of Christ.
See you on the best day of the week!
Pastor Jeff
 
Pre-Service Prayer Meeting-9am
 
Light Breakfast and Fellowship- 9:30am
Call to Worship-10am
  • Children’s Choir (Parents please have your kids at church by 9:30am for one final practice)
Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)
1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
2.  Immaneul

Welcome

Offering

Advent scripture: Matt 2: 1 – 6

Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids

Announcements

TTR End of Year Donation

At our Christmas Eve Service we will be taking a special offering for our faith based recovery community center, Transformation to Recovery.  This ministry seeks to reach men and women who are in the darkness of addiction with the light of the love of Jesus. We are in need of significant support, please consider giving an end of the year gift to help us continue this vital work.

Christmas Eve Service

Our Christmas Eve Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24th at 4pm. This will be a family integrated service, so our children will remain with us the whole time as we hear our kid’s choir, sing Christmas Carols, and listen to a short sermon by Pastor Jeff called “Coming Home”.  We are excited for this service and the opportunity it gives us to invite our neighbors.

Support Orphans for Christmas

We have the opportunity to help stock classrooms for an orphanage in Uganda.  Please visiting the table in the lobby to select a gift tag for an item to donate.

Church Family Meeting

We are going to have a meeting and a church luncheon for all church members on January 12th immediately following the service to launch our vision for the New Year. While we ask that all members attend this meeting, we also want to open this meeting to non members to attend as well.

Sermon: Christmas:  A story of courage

  • Text:   Matthew 1:18-25
  • Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Personal Reflection

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s word in Song

1. Give me Faith
2.  Great is Thy Faithfulness

Benediction

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!  Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psa 27:13-14 ESV)