Charlie Brown or Lucy As you read this, the Christmas season will be in full swing. The Christmas trees will be up, lights will be hung, and the decorations will be in place; maybe even a few Christmas parties under your belt (figuratively and literally). But let’s push pause, just for a moment, before the moment […]
Church, as I write this, the malls are already setting up for Christmas, bypassing right by Thanksgiving. The business of the Holiday season is almost upon us. The shopping, the cooking, the get-togethers both social as well as work related, kids plays, etc. It all adds up. Though none of those things are bad on […]
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (KJV) As we are now fully in the Advent season and as I take time to read this verse I can’t help but think, why?! […]
The History of Advent The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]
Christmas Thoughts The season of Advent is upon us again A time of preparation, a time to begin We see Christmas trees lit up bright Every day looks more festive, it changes over night. There are special cards to write and letters to send To all the distant family and special loving friends. Some may […]
The Christmas message is often lost in the secular world of consumerism, commercialism and materialism. The real meaning of Christmas is simple yet profound. The Gospel story in Luke tells us about the Christmas message. First, the Christmas message is a message of ‘fear not.’ This message came to Mary when she was told, ‘Fear […]
The annual Christmas Eve Candle Light Communion Service will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on December 24. Mike Tefft and Kim Charlton will host a photo opportunity from memories of Christmas Eve at Park View. Our Christmas Card mailbox is in the narthex for the church family exchange of Christmas cards.
“Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!’” (vv. 13–14). – Luke 2:8–20 Undoubtedly, we tend to put a heavy emphasis on the lowly circumstances of Jesus’ birth when we retell […]