Pastor’s Pen – December 2014

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“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:20-21

What a wonderful announcement!  What joyous good news!  What a gracious and loving God!  God loves us so much that he sent his only Son to save us from our sins through his death on a cross.  If we fully comprehend the depth of what that means, it’s enough to take our breath away!

How could God love us that much?  How could God be so gracious toward sinners?  It seems too good to be true!

And yet, as the angel announced to Joseph, it is true.  Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  He grew up and gave his life for us on the cross.  He is the Savior of the world.  He is the One whom the celebration of Christmas is all about.  He is worthy of our worship and praise.

You are warmly invited to join us for the special worship opportunities at St. Andrew during this joyous season.  We gather together in wonder and awe to praise God for the gift of the Savior.  Your presence will help to make our celebration complete.

During Advent we worship not only on Sunday mornings, but also during special mid-week Advent services on Wednesday evenings, December 3, 10 and 17, at 7:00 p.m.  Lasting from twenty-five to thirty minutes, these reflective and meditative services help us open ourselves to Christ’s coming into our lives.

On Christmas Eve we gather for candlelight services at 5:00, 7:00 and 10:30 p.m.  The 5:00 p.m. service is led by our praise band and includes songs by our Kids for Christ Singers and a message geared toward children.  The 7:30 and 10:30 services are traditional services, with the 10:30 service featuring a half-hour musicale by our adult choir and musicians.

On Christmas Day we have a festive traditional service at 10:00 a.m.  Except for the Wednesday evening Advent services, all of these services include the celebration of Holy Communion.

My prayer for each of you is that the good news of the Savior’s birth would fill you with joy and peace, not only during Christmas, but throughout the year.

Christmas blessings,

Pastor Selbo

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