by Dennis Miller

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for Christians! I hope you have a great Christmas season and also are able to take some time to worship our Savior!

Just a reminder that Christmas Eve services are at 2:30, 4 and 5:30 pm. on Tuesday with childcare for infant thru pre-K care in all services.  We will also have ABLE ministry at the 4 pm services.  All services will also be LIVE ONLINE if you cannot attend in person.  Just go to the homepage of the website and click the "Watch Live" button.

A number of years ago, we asked people to sign up to get a daily Bible reading delivered to their email. We have continued the same format for quite a while now.  We are changing that this year.  As of December 31, the current email list will be dropped and we will start a new plan.

We are going to begin a daily devotional provided by our staff and sent to anyone who would like to receive it. This email will include a short Scripture passage, a teaching thought, and a question or two to consider.  It will be a great way for you to be reminded about a daily quiet time as well as something you could discuss with family members and friends.  

To receive this daily email, you will need to click HERE, sign up and then confirm your subscription.  (Check your SPAM/JUNK folder if you don’t get the confirmation email immediately.) Beginning January 6th, you will receive a daily devotional that will help give your direction and focus.

We look at the most famous angel Christmas account as the angels appear to the shepherds.  This week we will be reminded that Jesus wants to be your LORD.  

Luke 2:8  And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  13  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  15  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.”  16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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