This annual service is a tradition that is so special for so many. This morning we celebrated the hope that we have in Christ as we heard from students that attend our school, CityHope Schools, sang Christmas carols, prayed with one another as we look to a new year, and finished the service by sharing Communion with one another as a church family.
With Pastor Ted still without his voice, he and Linda give a powerful message this morning on the power of gift giving by reminding us of the the gifts we have been given. This service was a party. At the end of the service every person in attendance received a wrapped gift for themselves to take home and a gift to give to someone else this next week as a gift from the church.
With Pastor Ted sick we are honored to have Marilyn Hume share with us from God’s word about the amazing season of hope that we are entering this month. Hope is powerful and is something that truly lifts the spirit and energizes the soul. Start this Christmas season with a renewed Thrill of Hope in your heart.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our annual Christmas Candlelight Service was one that was filled with the hope of the season and one that was truly special this year. As we finished our Fresh Eyes - Seeing Christmas in a New Light series we spent time looking at What Heaven Saw that night in Bethlehem. It was on this night that all of history and mans relationship with God was forever changed.
This is part three in our series looking at Christmas with Fresh Eyes. So often we want a sign in life. We may have even spoke those words into the sky asking God to show up in some way and show us a sign that we might know the way. We want to encourage you today with the message and hope of Christmas by looking at this very phrase and the implications and impact that it can have on our lives especially at Christmas.