Recent Blog Activity:
Thursday December 24th, 2015
3:30 PM Carol sing
4:00 PM Candlelight Worship
9:30 PM Carol Sing
Wednesday December 16th 7:00 PM at Family of God
The holiday season is hard for many of us. If it is for you, you are not alone.
The Blue Christmas Service is a way to acknowledge this reality. You are invited to come for time set apart for quiet worship:
- lament and
- reaching toward the Light.
Let it be for you a respite from the world’s assumption that everyone is celebrating.
Please help prepare our sanctuary for Christmas by donating poinsettias. Anytime between now and Christmas Eve is fine!
Paris. Syria. ISIS. Ferguson. Sandyhook. 9/11. Dachau.
It only takes one word to conjure up the darkest moments of our history, both present and past. With one word, we see blood and terror, hate and destruction, evil on the loose, and our seeming powerlessness against it. One word can be overwhelming, leaving us to shake our heads as we acknowledge the anguish, and then to walk away, our hands hanging limply at our sides, feeling useless.
God looked into the darkness and chaos of the universe before there was time and spoke a word: Light! God looked into the darkness and chaos of our world and our hearts and spoke a Word: Emmanuel! It only took one Word to banish the eternal power of the darkness; it only takes one Word to dispel the hopelessness and inevitability of this world’s destructive powers. One Word. God’s Word. God’s Word made flesh and dwelling among us.
And by faith we know that God’s Word will be the last Word.
Come, Lord Jesus.