Songs are an important part of our Christmas celebrations. Whether traditional Carols or Handel's Messiah, songs help us relive the meaning and excitement of Christmas. In Luke's Gospel, there are several 'songs' which were sung around the time of Jesus' birth. This year we'll consider two of these - one before and one after Christmas.
On December 21st, Terry Wiebe will be teaching from Luke 1:46-56 titled "God Uses Little People". In Mary's song, Jesus' young mother lifts her voice in awe of the Lord's willingness to use her in His saving plan. With remarkable vision, she describes the big picture of what was really happening in Jesus' arrival - events were being set in motion, which would change everything. And it started with an average Israelite woman with an above-average yielded-ness to her God. What accounts for Mary's congeniality toward God? How might we imitate her godly stance?
On December 28th, Terry Wiebe will be teaching from Luke 2:22-35 regarding Simeon's song. In Simeon's song, we hear the voice of a senior who'd been assured that before he died he'd lay eyes on Messiah. And that's exactly what happened. One day in the temple, a couple showed up with a baby. They gave Simeon the greatest gift he could hope for. Holding the infant Christ, Simeon sang a song of praise to God - grateful for promises kept and hopeful that a deliverance was now on its way that was big enough to bless the entire human family. Does Christmas inspire a confidence in us like that? What was it about God that produced such life-long confidence in Simeon?
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, and communion, all followed by fellowship over "coffee & sweets". In addition, on the last Sunday of every month, we also meet from 9-10AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join as we worship God together.