Come Celebrate With Us, Christ is Born!

Luke 1:46-50,  And Mary said,

  “My soul magnifies the Lord,

  47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

  48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.

    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,

    and holy is his name.

50 His mercy is for those who fear him

    from generation to generation.

Come. Bring your family and friends to worship at Messiah in December.  Together we will rediscover the joy of a life lived magnifying the Lord.  The words above that start the song of Mary are as meaningful today as they were for the early church.  They not only celebrate God’s movement in Mary’s life, but because of her faithful yes, God’s movement in all of our lives.  Through the birth of Jesus we can all sing like Mary full of hope and joy.

 Come Wednesday nights at 7:30 to hear Mary’s song sung beautifully by a soloist with choirs and congregation responding using Holden’s Evening Prayer. It is a moving service of shadows and stunning music.  Make this your mid week Christmas gift to yourself and our Lord.

Come Sunday mornings, we have added a beautiful Psalm sung by a lone voice to every service in Advent as we light our wreath in expectation of Christ.  Our four sermons will be on how to respond to the world’s false “truths” of power, position, success and wealth with the truth of Christ revealed in baby Jesus.  Every Sunday morning is our opportunity to sing our love, eat with Jesus and ready ourselves to say yes to God.   

 Come Christmas Eve and experience the quiet candle lit moment of announcement, the fellowship of a meal with hundreds of people gathered to proclaim Christ, the power of these voices raised in familiar carols and the joy of choirs welcoming Christ’s birth among us.  Good ritual like this reminds us all of what first called us, the power and majesty of God revealed in a fragile, baby in a feeding trough. 

 Come worship with us.  Call your friends today.  Let your families know right now.  All are invited to make God’s love known, to bask in God’s light, to welcome with joy a hope born in the manger, to have their life changed by the Messiah at Messiah.  Come sing like Mary who sang a song that 2000 years later still moves us.  Peace, Pastor Karl

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