December, 2018 Communicator

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“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”

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Welcome to Our World

The Christmas message never gets old. The birth of the Christ child into our lives exemplifies the great love God has for us.

We have been blessed by a set of twins and five babies born within our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program. When I see these babies swaddled in clothes, I think of God, who made a grand entrance similar to this so long ago. The words from the wonderful Christmas song “Welcome to our World” remind me of the world’s need for the Holy Child.

“Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven’s silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world”

“Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born”

Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world”
Welcome to Our World

“So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world”

Welcome to Our World
Chris Rice
©1995 Clumsy Fly Music
Word Entertainment, LLC
Used by Permission CCLI #
#1690891

I share these lyrics with you because we live in a time when the world needs a savior. By welcoming Him into the midst of our chaos, we have the chance to experience new birth and healing through the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

As you hold your lit candle on Christmas Eve and sing “Silent Night” surrounded by
family and friends, remember that your love for others is a reflection of the One who saves the world.

If you have lost a loved one during the past year, know that the church embraces you. We will remember loved ones who have passed during our Blue Christmas service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 2nd.

I invite you to participate in the three Advent Bible studies being led in the month of December. Feel free to jump in at any time for one of our classes. Details can be found in the following pages.

Christmas Eve, we will have two candlelight worship services, one at 7:00 p.m. and the other at 10:00 p.m. Please join me for this special time of the year with family and friends.

May your Advent journey be filled with the Holy One who comes into the midst of everyday life to save us. If we keep our focus, a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger will continue to be our favorite part about Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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