Thank you for joining us for worship this week. I pray that this experience moves you closer to Jesus and makes you more aware of his love for you.
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Here are this week's announcements
2021 5x5x5 Reading Plan
We get to know Jesus by reading God's word. As we get to know Jesus, we want to follow Him. As we follow Him, we begin to love Him. When we love Him, we look for ways to serve Him. As we serve Him, we change our community and our world.
Beginning January 1st, I am inviting everyone to join together in reading scripture using Discipleship Journal's 5x5x5 Reading Plan.
The plan is simple. We read 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and over the course of the year, we will have read through the entire New Testament.
You can download a copy of the reading plan below.
You can use the YouVersion Bible App to read along HERE.
Order of Worship
"Away in a Manger / It's Christmas"
"Go Tell it on the Mountain"
It's Christmas! Never Again
It's Christmas! Never Again
Luke 2:1–20 NIV
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
“WHY DID HE COME AT ALL?”
Isaiah 9:6–7 NIV
To Give us: Unending Peace
To Show us: Incomparable Love
To bring Unceasing Hope
That we would have Unstoppable Joy
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 NIV