Good Folks, it is Friday, December 23, 2016. In the next 48 hours, there will be four worship experiences offered: Christmas Eve at 6pm (traditional), 8pm (contemporary-Aldersgate), & 10pm (traditional) and Christmas Day @10:30am. There will be donuts, hot chocolate and coffee to enjoy on Christmas morning.
As I write this epistle, the weather is about 16 degrees Fahrenheit outside from a “Blue Norther” that came rolling in on Saturday afternoon. Weather predictions were on point: prepare, prepare, prepare. I believe that the same goes for us as Christians and for others seeking to experience peace that surpasses understanding. Prepare. Prepare for the Christ-Child. Prepare for blessings. Prepare for transformation. Prepare for new beginnings.
On Christmas Eve, I will be sharing the story from Luke 2, some personal reflections of Christmas Eve services from my past, a Christmas morning tradition, but most of all I want you to experience a welcoming and joyous time in the church. Songs will be sung, prayers will be prayed and so many families will gather for reunions to make memories and more. Silent Night will be sung as we close the service and lift our candles up to shine on the world, one candle at a time.
Do not miss the opportunity to be blessed and share that blessing to your circle of friends and influence.
On behalf of the staff and congregation of First United Methodist Church of Duncanville, Texas, we bid you and yours a joyous and blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank