|There is a story about a little boy who was leaving Christmas worship with his father. He paused at the manger outside the church, he looked at it, tilted his head for another angle, and then said to his dad, “It’s the same Jesus we had last year. Can’t we get a new Jesus?” The father smiled and knelt next to his son and said, “Son, we’re Christians. We get the same Jesus every year. That’s how it works.”
As the old year transitions into a new year in this Christmastide, we give thanks that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We us rejoice that the same Jesus who was born in a stable, who loved the outcasts and who ate with sinners, who died on the cross for our salvation, is the same Jesus who loves us and calls us and sends us as his disciples.
As we continue to serve this same Jesus in ever new and renewing ways, know of our special thanks to all who made the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services so meaningful and beautiful! We are a gifted, talented, and welcoming people at Our Savior! Also, know that the expressions of appreciation and gratitude felt and seen in so many warm greetings and gracious gifts is received with humble appreciation.
This coming New Year’s weekend worship will be a celebration of Lessons and Carols as we celebrate Jesus as our Savoir, who is Christ, the Lord! New Year’s Eve Saturday worship is at 6:00pm and New Year’s Sunday worship will be one service at 11:00am.
A blessed Christmas and joyous New Year to all,
Pastor Mark, Pastor Shelly, and Minster of Music Ryan