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TOUCHING HEARTS AND CHANGING LIVES WITH JESUS

December's 4 Part Sermon Series 

In this worship series for Advent, we contemplate the many ways we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Child on Christmas, taking cues from the psalms of old and from those whom God chose to play a part in the story of our Lord’s birth. As we draw near to the manger bed of our Savior from sin and death, our hearts prepare him room for his everlasting love.

Series runs November 29th – December 20th 

Week #1: November 28-29 

Ponder (Psalm 48:9)

Week #2: December 5-6

Pray (Psalm 69:13)

Week #3: December 12-13

Praise (Psalm 30:4)

Week #4: December 19-20

Proclaim (Psalm 145:6)

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Pastor’s Note from December's Newsletter: 
"We are entering into the strangest Advent/Christmas season any of us will likely ever see.  The COVID-19 pandemic has effected everything about this season.  How we gather together; the ways we can worship and celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Gone this year are the multiple services, the children’s service, the Christmas caroling, the candlelight service.   Will it seem like Christmas with all the things we won’t have?  It can; if we keep our focus on the true heart of Christmas—that a Savior was born in a stable and placed in a manger in Bethlehem for you and for me.  That this Christmas-born Savior came into our world to take away our sin and to bring us back to God.  This is what Jesus did for us.  And it all began in that little town of Bethlehem as Mary and Joseph huddled around that manger bed. 

This December, maybe more than any other, we need to prepare ourselves to receive the Christ-Child into our hearts and into our homes.  That is what this season of Advent is intended for:  preparation.  Isaiah says it in chapter 40: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”  Each weekend in Advent we will work at preparing ourselves to receive Jesus once again.  Together we will Ponder, Pray, Praise, and Proclaim this holy message which we are to know and to share.  I hope you will join me each weekend as we prepare a place for Jesus together.

Blessings to you all."

- Pastor Ken

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