We had a multitude of angels in the sanctuary this morning. St. Luke’s Preschool Students praised God by lifting their voices in song. What a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas Week. Click here to watch.
Christmas is one of the best times of year when people are open to hearing Good News of Great Joy.
That is what the angels did inviting the shepherds to the manger, announcing, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:14)
It is what the shepherds did after they went and saw the sign, “a child wrapped in bands of cloth lying in the manger, the Savior, Messiah, the Lord. They returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.” (Luke 2:20)
So you are invited to play the role of an angel or a shepherd this Christmas inviting others to come and see.
We have five opportunities in person –
Christmas Eve Worship at 2:00, 4:00, and 10:00 PM
Christmas Day Worship at 8:30 and 10 AM
Plus we will live stream the 2:00 and 4:00 PM worships, which means they will be recorded for you to enjoy at your choosing.
We opened with the children singing, let us close with the sending prayer from their teacher Ms. Candi.
“Lord, we came here today to celebrate Christmas with song. These precious, deeply loved preschoolers worked so hard to learn the words and actions and they did an amazing job. We thank you for their joy, their families, and our school. We are grateful for the ways you work to bring people together and praise you for the reason we celebrate Christmas.
God, we ask you to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas…the best gift you ever gave us. Jesus. We pray that you help us keep Him at the center of our celebrations, but also that we feel encouraged throughout the whole year to sing like the angels, shout the good news like the shepherds and take time to worship the King who was born for our salvation.
Please keep us safe as we travel today and each day, be with those who may be dealing with difficult things, let them feel your love and comfort and Lord, show us the ways we might shine your light every day. In Jesus name. And all God’s children say, “Amen!”