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Nunc Dimittis

Typically the Sunday after Christmas is…not well attended.

Lord, I am your servant, and now I can die in peace, because you have kept your promise to me. With my own eyes I have seen what you have done to save your people, and foreign nations will also see this. Your mighty power is a light for all nations, and it will bring honor to your people Israel.

Luke 2:29-32 (cev)

It seems anticlimactic and the excitement of Christmas is over.

Perhaps it seemed that way for Mary & Joseph, too.

The shepherds were gone, the birth has happened and now comes…regular life.

But the coming of Jesus gives us a different take on Life.

As Simeon said soon after Jesus’ birth, he can now go in peace having seen God’s salvation in Jesus!

Wow!

That is exciting! That is meaningful! That is LIFE!

Thanks You, Lord!

Let us now, also, depart in the peace that comes from Jesus!

Scriptures

  • Luke 2:22-40

O Come, Let Us Adore Him, Christ, the Lord!

Thank You, heavenly Father, for sending Your Son, Jesus to us!

May there be peace on earth and goodwill among all! (Luke 2:14)

Scriptures

  • PART I — The Prophecies
    Isaiah 7:14; 9:2-7; Micah 5:2
  • PART II — The Birth of Jesus Foretold
    Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18b-25
  • PART III — Mary’s Song
    Luke 1:39-56
  • PART IV — Jesus is Born
    Luke 2:1-20

Incarnate!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 (esv)

It can be easy for us to look at the Baby in the manger and see just that Baby.

But this was no ordinary child.

He is the Word made flesh! He is the only Son of the Father! He is the promised Messiah!

Praise the Lord for unordinary, unorthodox, undeserved Gift – Jesus!

Scriptures

  • John 1:1-18

Help Abused and Neglected Kids Eat & Have Shoes

We’re collecting gift cards to help buy lunch and possible a new pair of shoes for children who are removed from their homes in Austin County due to abuse and/or neglect.

YOU can help provide the best volunteer advocacy for some of these children in our very own community!

Suggested gift cards:
$10 for Restaurants
$30 from Walmart for shoes

DEADLINE: JANUARY 2, 2022!

URGENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY — FOOD PANTRY

A ONE-TIME DAY EVENT has just come up for the Sealy Christian Food Pantry for this Saturday, December 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at TJ Mills Stadium!

The Houston Food Bank just made a large amount of proteins, produce, and dairy available for wide-scale distribution in the Sealy area.

There is a 2 families per car limit!

If you can help out, please contact Sue Krystynik at (713) 314-7355! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Come and Help Other People Eat this Saturday!

Proud Papa!

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 (esv)

It can be easy to feel insignificant and far from God – especially when wallowing in the shame of our sins.

But the whole reason Jesus came was to free us from those sins, release us from that shame and guilt, and draw us to Himself!

Instead of being far from God, through Jesus, He draws us to Himself – and even rejoices over us with gladness!

Amazing!

Simply amazing!

Scriptures

  • Zephaniah 3:14-20
  • Psalm 85:2-8 [for Confession/Absolution]

The Books of Luke & Acts

“It seemed good to me…to write an orderly account for you,…that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” ~Luke 1:3-4

So begins the Gospel of Luke, where we hear about the prophecy of Jesus, His life, His death, and His resurrection. Luke then follows up with the book of Acts where he begins with the Ascension and ends with St. Paul in Rome.

The Life of Jesus and the start of the New Testament Church!

That’s a lot of great stuff and Luke was careful to record it so all might know and believe in Jesus.

Acts 2:42 tells us, “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

May we devote ourselves to this — for the glory of God and the faith of others!

Join us as we explore: Sundays, 8:30 AM in the café, starting in January, 2022.

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