December 22, 2019

For today in the city of David there
has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.” ~Luke 2:11~

Welcome to Christmas Worship today.  The angels declared the wonder of Jesus’ birth, and we have the privilege today of celebrating together His coming to bring salvation.

Thank you for your generosity to our church ministries this year and to our special Lottie Moon Christmas Missions Offering this month. When I pray for our church, I ask God to strengthen our faith and enlarge our borders of ministry.  You need to know how blessed I am as your pastor for the way you serve the Lord in love and unity.  God has been so faithful to all of us!

The Hands Creating Comfort ministry has been busy again this year making blankets, hats, scarves, mittens and other items – 635 items in total – and donating them to elementary schools, nursing homes, and pregnancy resource centers here in Xenia and Springfield.  Thank you, crafters, for these sweet acts of kindness in Jesus’ name.

At this time of year when we tend to count our blessings, you all stand out.  We love you and want to express the joy and privilege we feel in serving with you.  Thank you for your faithfulness, your servants’ hearts, and your obedience to Jesus Christ. 

We say farewell to Pastor Caleb and Julia today.  Thank
you for the ways you have allowed the Lord to work
through your lives to minister to us!

May you truly know the wonder of Christmas this season as God fills your heart with hope and joy through faith in Jesus, our Lord and our Savior.  Please know that I am praying for your safety as you travel and for God’s highest blessing on you and yours.  

Merry Christmas. Pastor Jon