Christmas Through The Eyes Of A Child!
T’was the rehearsal night before Jingle Jam Christmas…
I wish you could see what I am seeing tonight as I write. WOW! These kids are electrically excited even during their rehearsal! But much more than that is happening. There is some else going on. Wonder is here. Mystery is here. The Hope, Joy and Peace of Christmas are all here tonight! I saw Christmas for the first time this year when I looked into the eyes of one little girl as she finished her part and came off the stage. Christmas was in her eyes! She knew the reason for the season. She knew that the Christmas story is all about Jesus and this Sunday she gets to be part of His story.
This Sunday at RiverTown you can see and hear about the birth of Christ through the eyes of a child. Everything your soul wants to remember about Christmas will all come rushing back into your mind and senses the moment these kids take the stage.
Come on Sunday and find your place in the crowd. Look into the faces of every boy and girl and study their eyes. See what they see. Hear what they hear. And, feel what they feel. You just might find out that they know more about Christmas than you do.
Our family ministries at RiverTown are led by the loving hands and faithful heart of Mrs. Casey Valencia. She has put together an interactive Christmas worship experience that I know you’ll love. We’ll meet a Christmas Private Detective who is one fig short of a fruitcake. Detective Sam Shovel (A.K.A. Mr. Steve Stewart) will help you find Joy in unlikely places. We’ll all rock out to original music by worship leader Jennifer Mozley. We’ll shake our bells, shine our lights, and smile!
JINGLE JAM only comes once a year and its a party big enough for the whole family.
One last thing, our Christmas missions financial offering this year will be dedicated to helping 6-8 people from RiverTown with the expenses of going on our first international mission trip to Guatemala. Your tax-deductable gifts of items to be sold, corporate stocks and bonds, and of course cash and checks will help us meet our year-end goal of $6,000 to help this mission team. You can give securely online through our website or on Sunday. Please contact me personally if you have any questions about year-end giving or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All For Jesus,
Pastor David Rathel
P.S. Christmas Eve, December 24th, is coming soon. This year will be a really special occasion to invite family and friends. One of my closest friends in the world will be opening God’s word and his voice at RiverTown. The Johnathan and Lisa Moore Band will be our special guests for Christmas Eve Worship at 7pm. If you’ve never heard them, then you’re in for an incredible night of wonder and joyful worship. As always, the sharing of candlelight and communion will part of the evening.
P.S.S. If you missed last Sunday, then you can listen online through our weekly podcast on iTunes or simply press play on a link like this one in the sermons section of www.rivertownchurch.com
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