Christmas Message from the Pastor

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Merry Christmas!  This is the most wonderful time of the year as we come together to receive the greatest Gift – Jesus Christ! 

Out of love for you, He gave Himself for you to save you from your sins.  What do we do when we receive a special gift?  We open it. We enjoy it.  We cherish it. May we all cherish and receive the gift of Jesus Christ and share Him with the world by giving Him away to others.  My prayer for you is from the last verse of “Away in the Manger:”

Be near me, Lord Jesus!
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And fit us for heaven
To live with Thee there.

Amen.

In Christ’s love, Pastor Leland