From the Pastor's Pen
I LOVE SUNDAYS!! What a great emphasis we have had on “I Love Sundays!” Some of you have fallen in love with Sundays and with coming to church as part of your Sundays. You have learned some practical things that you can do individually or as a family to make Sundays more relaxed. We have learned that the Sabbath was designed for man (Mark 2:27) and that by observing the Sabbath we can be rested, refueled, and refocused. It is God’s design for us that we need that day of rest and worship. We are healthier if we will do that. Do you love Sundays? If you missed any of the messages, please contact me and I will get them to you.
Now, we move into the Advent and Christmas season. It is an exciting time for many and especially in our local church because of all the children God has blessed us with. They, along with some of the teens and adults will be sharing a musical with us on Sunday morning, December 20th at 11AM called A Lamb’s Tale. You won’t want to miss it.
At the bottom of this page you will find the theme of my messages throughout this season. It is called “The Light That Leads Us Home.” Each of the message titles and corresponding Scripture references are listed. Decide now that you aren’t going to miss a single one of these services. Keep Christ central in your preparation for and celebration of Christmas.
You will find lots of other exciting happenings at Albion Nazarene promoted throughout this website. We are trying to make sure we get the information into your hands that you need to be a part of our church family.
Speaking of family, we will be developing a new directory with the contact information for the people in the AlbionNaz family. We have so many newcomers that we need something that we can keep up to date. Hopefully, we will be able to post it on a password assessed page on the church website. Send us a recent picture of you or of your family and we will include it in the directory.
My wife Carol and I want to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS! May your Christmas season be filled with the hope, joy, peace, and love that only is found in relationship with the Christ of Christmas. We are so thankful for you, our church family. Thank you for all of the ways you have been a blessing to us this fall as Carol was going through health problems. She has now returned to work full time. We have seen God work His miracles of healing and watching over us during these months. THANK YOU!
Loving God, life, and YOU,
November 29th “Hope—It’s More Than a Wonderful Life” Matthew 2:11
December 6th “Peace—Beyond a Christmas Carol” Luke 1:30-33
December 13th “Joy—The Miracle on 3:16th Street” Luke 2:12-14
December 20th Children’s Musical/ “Love—I’m Dreaming of a Bright Christmas” Luke 2:6-7
December 24th “The Light That Leads Us Home” John 8:12
December 27th “How Can I Prepare For My Best New Year Ever?” Jeremiah 29:11
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