Merry December, Faithful Disciples.
Yes, it is December, a month of preparation. A month of cooling temperatures, cuddling up with a blanket, and a cup of chocolate. That is if you have the time to spare.
This month we will be looking at preparation.
Preparing for what you might ask.
Preparing for the Christ Child once again.
Over the Sundays of the Advent season, we will explore John the Baptist. Each year we find ourselves at one point or another reading about John and him asking us to turn our hearts to the coming Lord; this year is no different.
To me, John was an integral part of Jesus’ ministry. He was a part of a prophecy that needed fulfillment. He was the one that got our attention. So, this Advent, we need John to prepare us for the coming of Christ.
As we work through December, we have much happening. On the 10th, we have Santa day. If you would like to donate, it would be appreciated. We are still looking for “dad” gifts. Examples of this would be flashlights, screwdrivers, pliers, or some type of adjustable wrench. These seem to go quickly. We also need presents for the rest of the family: sisters, brothers, moms, and grandparents.
Historically, Santa Day gives us here at the church an opportunity to meet local families. To spend time with children and parents. To show them what being a follower of Christ is about. So, if you haven’t signed up yet to be a volunteer, please do; I promise your day will be fulfilling.
Lastly, make sure you check the church calendar for time changes. This year Christmas Eve falls on Saturday, and the time for the service has changed to 4:30. And a friendly reminder that there will be no church service on Christmas Day.
As always, over the holiday season, may you stay safe and warm as we prepare once again for Emmanuel.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Pastor Greg Leslie