Dear friends in Christ,
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light… Isaiah 9:2
Another Christmas has come, and we have the joy of celebrating together! We celebrate Jesus, who is the Light of the world. The light of Christ shines in the dark world around us. He shows us the love and the mercy and the forgiveness of God toward us sinners. His light shines forth the hope of a life worth living in this world, and eternal life that awaits. His brightness illuminates the Way of peace with God and love toward one another… the Way of the Cross.
His light gives us courage in times of fear, comfort in times of grief, hope in times of trial and temptation.
His light gives us peace, for He does not shine so that the world sees our sin and shame> No, He shines so that we all see His forgiveness and grace.
His light leads us out of death into life.
His light pierces the strongholds of evil and breaks them. His light brightens the darkness of sorrow and gives rescue.
The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness had not overcome it. John 1:5
We celebrate Christmas because at Christmas, Christ entered our world, and He stays with us. He stays to give us light so that we will no longer be in darkness. We can rejoice in the warmth of His light and the beauty it reveals, for He shows us the face of God. The face of a Baby who is God and man. The face of our Savior.
Dear friend, I know that you know what darkness is like, and I’m sorry that this world can be so difficult, so painful, and so lonely. Come celebrate Christmas with us. The light of Christ arises upon you, His mercy is here for you, His peace and forgiveness is bright and warm and safe here for you. You are welcome here.
Our Christmas Eve service is our candlelight Lessons and Carols service, with traditional hymns, played on the organ. This service begins at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. Our joyous Christmas Day service begins at 10:00 am on Christmas Day. This is a beautiful service that examines our Christ’s birth in light of John 1, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”
Please join us!