Did you know Christ preceded Christmas? Some people have trouble wrapping their minds around the pre-existent Christ. Even our ways of dividing time in history isn't quite right. "BC" stands for "before Christ". Christmas celebrates his incarnation, but not His existence. Our passage this weekend comes from John 1:1-12. This passage clearly shows Christ at the beginning of time and was instrumental in Creation! He's not 2000 years old, He's eternal! Please read ahead and be ready to celebrate the love of God through Christ Jesus. This weekend we continue with our series "The Star". Our theme for this weekend will be "A Journey to Love". Sometimes people have trouble grasping the love of God and how easy the gift of salvation really is. We are so used to "everything has a price," the free gift of God's grace is hard to wrap our minds around it. And, sometimes, people realize how imperfect they really are and can't believe God would love them even as sinners. But it's true! I invite everyone to join with us as we "follow the star that leads us to the love of Christ."
God bless you all, and remember to invite someone new. You can always say you'll buy lunch then take them to 'Angie's brunch' for fun, food, and fellowship!
Sermon Enhancer: This week we begin the season of Advent. Advent comes from Latin, meaning "to come". It is a liturgical season that encourages everyone to prepare their hearts for the coming of Jesus. We celebrate His birth and look longingly with great expectation for His coming again. Our theme for the month will be, "The Star: A Journey to Christmas". We will be following along with the themes of each Advent Candle lit weekly during the service. Our theme this week is Hope. Our passage comes from Matthew 2:1-11. Though only recorded in Matthew, the story bears the telling of the "Magi". They were likely "wise men", advisors to the King of Babylon. They studied the Heavens and came upon a star, an anomoly, they could not identify. Likely hearing the stories of a new King of Jerusalem from Hebrew prophets held in captivity, they came to worship the King. We are being invited this Advent, to come along, on a Journey of a life time, to see, bow, and worship before our eternal King.
God bless you all. Thank you for being a part of our awesome church. I'm looking forward to worshipping with you all this weekend. It's a great time to invite a friend, neighbor, or relative.
Good morning Spring Hill!
Hope you're having a great week.
Thanks goes out to our volunteers who helped with painting a house for Habitat last Saturday. We had a dozen folks (seems like a good, biblical number...) who painted a home for a young family. The family was very appreciative, have two young children and are interested in coming to church. Thanks to GH Trumbo for filling in for me last week at the 10:30 service. He's an awesome preacher and we are blessed to have him to be a part of the team.
Thanks and celebration goes out to all who participated with the Thanksgiving dinner giveaway. We were able to provide 300 Thanksgiving dinners to the needy in our community. I'd also like to thank those who volunteer each week with our Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. I'm glad to be a part of a church that feeds our community's bodies and souls.
Angie McCoy and friends are serving Brunch, each week, immediately following the 10:30 service in the Fellowship Hall. There is never a charge, any donations go to the cost of the food.
Our ladies, "L.I.F.T", group will be having their Christmas Luncheon and Program Monday, December 4, at 10 a.m. All ladies and staff are invited.
Our Children's ministry will be sponsoring their annual Foster Children's Christmas dinner, Dec. 9. The dinner is not budgeted but sponsored by donations. Please contact Pat Wolfarth if you'd like to help.
The Bloodmobile will be on the church campus Sunday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kris and I would like to invite everyone to the parsonage Christmas Open House, Sunday December 10, from 3-5 p.m.
Our men's group will have their Christmas Dinner and program on Monday, December 11, at 6 p.m. Tickets on sale in the lobby for $10 per person.
Our Bibles, Bikes and Breakfast group's next ride will be Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am. Breakfast will be lunch this time!
Christmas at Spring Hill will be Sunday, December 17 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All the 4 p.m. tickets are gone. Still a few available for 7. David Pletincks is very excited about the program. Doors open one hour before each service. Please arrive early, we expect large crowds.
Sermon Enhancer Plus! This week we wrap up our, "Sacrifice of Praise" series.
Our passage will be from Psalms 106:1-8. We return to all of our regularly scheduled service times this weekend. Thanks to our Contemporary services for allowing us to use their worship space for the Thanksgiving dinner giveaway!
Happy Thanksgiving, and looking forward to worshipping with you this weekend!
We continue in our theme of "Praise" for this series. This week we'll be focusing on praise for God our Creator. The passage we'll use comes from Revelations 19:1-10. Please read ahead and be ready to PRAISE our God for He is worthy of our Praise.
God bless you all, and thank you for being a part of our church family,
With Thanksgiving around the corner we'll be talking about praising our Heavenly Father. Our passage comes from Hebrews 13:11-16. The author invites us to "bring the sacrifice of praise". Praise has nothing to do with our circumstances but everything to do with the bigger picture of what Christ has done, is doing, and will do for us. Please read the whole passage and be ready to praise our Heavenly Father who is worthy of our praise.
God bless you all and looking forward to worshipping with you this weekend.