Notes from the Pastor
What an Advent Season it’s been.
We’ve talked about the waiting Christian’s experience: For the world
to be made right, our anxiety and impatience to be replaced by
experiencing Jesus first-hand, and to make each and every day
We’ve beautifully decorated the sanctuary and throughout the
church building and grounds to usher in the Christmas season.
We’ve been blessed by Nick in a children’s message skit and Grayson
(and many other kids) with Advent readings.
We’ve talked about the Candy Cane legend during children’s
messages… and experienced nativity earthquakes from a 2-year-old
and watched another toddler expel Joseph from the Manger scene.
We’ve collected a truckload of food items for the Community Food
Warehouse of Mercer County. 790 pounds!
We’ve committed to pray for each other with our prayer ornaments.
We’ve served more than 300 meals at the Community Food
Warehouse food distribution and served many others at the Mission
Team’s December Community Luncheon.
We’ve said “see you later” to many friends who have gone to meet
Jesus face to face. And served families meals in those times of grief.
We’ve experienced the joy of Christmas Eve worship with
Candlelight services and celebrated Christ during combined 10 AM
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve worship services.
What an Advent season worshiping and serving Jesus together!
Because of Jesus
Pastor Brian Keller