Christmas Eve worship. We will gather this year on Sunday, December 24, at 7:00 PM for our traditional candlelight service. Join us for a festive time of praise for what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Invite family and friends to join us as we hear the good news once more.

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON THE INCARNATION

The Whole Concept of God taking human shape had never made much sense to me. That was because, I realized one wonderful day, it was so simple. For people with bodies, important things like love have to be embodied. That’s all. God had to be embodied, or else people with bodies would never in a trillion years understand about love.

Jane Vonnegut Yarmolinsky,

Angels Without Wings

He Came Down From Heaven can almost be transposed into "Heaven drew earth up into it," and locality, limitation, sleep, sweat, footsore weariness, frustration, pain, doubt, and death are, from before all worlds, known by God from within. The pure light walks the earth; the darkness, received into the heart of

 

Deity, is there swallowed up. Where, except in uncreated light, can the darkness be drowned?

C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm:

Chiefly on Prayer

The Virgin Birth has never been a major stumbling block in my struggle with Christianity; it’s far less mindboggling than the Power of all Creation stooping so low as to become one of us.

Madeleine L´ Engle,

A Stone for a Pillow

Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings of great joy which shall be to all people; for there is born to you this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. In these words you clearly see that he is born for us. He does not simply say, Christ is born, but to you is born; neither does he say, I bring glad tidings, but to you I bring glad tidings of great joy. Furthermore, this joy was not to remain in Christ, but it shall be to all people.

Sermons of Martin Luther