All of God’s words can and should be believed to come true in their appropriate time. From the beginning, God has been authoring a story that leads to salvation, deliverance, and rescue for all people who will call upon his holy name. This is what Christmas is about. It is about the advent—or the arrival—of God. He’s following through on his promise and oath to bring a Deliverer—a Messiah. He’s bringing a people who are in darkness into a new day of marvelous light.
And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Make plans to join us at any or all of these upcoming Christmas events.
December 9 | 6:30pm | Sanctuary
Grace Community Church Choir and Christmas Orchestra present their annual Christmas concert to kick off the season. You’ll want to bring friends and family for this beautiful evening filled with familiar holiday carols, contemporary classics, and children’s favorites. It’s sure to be a delightful evening for young and old alike!
December 14 & 15 | 5:30-7:30pm | On the Lawn
Definitely put this one on your calendar and bring your friends and neighbors! We’re busy preparing for our second annual live nativity complete with live animals, Christmas story readings, music, crafts for the kids, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies! Slow down, take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, and head over for a couple of hours of peace and calm as we celebrate “Our Coming Savior.”
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
5:00pm | Sanctuary
7:00pm | Enrichment Center
9:00pm | Sanctuary
If you’re looking for Advent resources click here for a four-week family Advent guide, here for an Advent devotional suitable for all ages, and here for a step by step journey through the Gospels’ birth narratives and the first days of Jesus.
Poinsettia Order Forms
Remember and honor family and friends with a poinsettia dedication in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Download the form here and return it to the church office by December 11th. Forms will also be available at the welcome tables on Sunday morning and in the church office during the week.