Thursday, December 12, 2013

Community Christmas Vespers--Prepare the Way of the Lord

Nativities are wonderful reminders of the reason for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. There are so many unique nativities, and each one helps to remind us of God's purpose in sending Jesus to all people, not just to the Jews in Judea at the time of His arrival and not just to us here in the United States. Let us all ponder where we are on our faith journeys as we go through the month of December and the coming year of 2014.
This nativity is in the back of our sanctuary. Come, join us for worship, and experience the coming of Christ.

Our children sang "The Friendly Beasts" during our annual community Christmas Vespers this past Sunday. What an inspiring service it was! The energy of the children is incredible, and they came through with flying colors. We were privileged to see and hear many wonderful messages in song from our community during that hour.
Fellowship followed with supper and visiting.
 Many people in Cerro Gordo look forward to this event each year, and our congregation is no exception. We wait expectantly for next year's event.
In the meantime, we will have a Christmas candle lighting service at our church on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00. All are welcome to participate as we listen to the scripture and sing many well-loved carols. We end our service with communion and circling the sanctuary with our candlelight. The Christmas season is not quite complete without this service at our church.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's Advent season, time to prepare for our celebration of Jesus' birth.
We decorated our sanctuary this past Sunday after church and are eager for this coming Sunday afternoon when we will host the annual community Christmas Vespers. We will be spiritually filled with wonderful musical contributions from our area churches. Please come join us:
December 8, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.
After this delightful service, we will serve a light supper in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Then we will have a pre-Christmas service on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00. This is another special time for our congregation with communion and candle-lighting. We invite all to come and be filled with the message of Christ and Christmas.