SUNDAY SERVICES DURING ADVENT: 9 a.m. on December 3, 10, 17, and 24
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 24
CHRISTMAS DAY DIVINE SERVICE: 9 a.m. on Monday, December 25
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
(Luke 2:10-11, ESV)
Christmas is not a myth. Christmas is not a legend. Christmas is real.
Jesus really is the Son of God. And at the right time, according to God’s plan for our salvation, he really was born.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5, ESV)
Jesus really lived, he really died, and he really rose from the dead. Therefore he is really alive, even now. And he is alive for you, even now.
The apostle John knew Jesus while he walked the earth. He saw him die. And then he saw him alive again. These are John’s words of encouragement and invitation to you:
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, ...we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:1,3, ESV)
At Redeemer Lutheran Church we believe this. By the grace of God we believe everything that Jesus and his apostles teach us about God’s mercy toward sinful humanity, and about the forgiveness and eternal life that are ours through faith in Christ. We invite you to join us, and to believe this with us. The Christmas season is a good time to come home to God, and to rediscover the joy of knowing God as your loving heavenly Father!
– Pastor David Jay Webber
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