It’s good to see each of you this Lord’s Day. It will be a good day. We will hear two songs from our children who attend Children’s Church. Please thank Shelly McGhee for her faithful leadership of Children’s Church, year after year.

Today I’ll finish the series entitled “Staying The Course When You Want To Give Up.” There is an  inner tranquility that only Jesus can bring. My prayer is that you experience it in abundance. There are some people for whom Christmas is a difficult time. My hope for all of you today is that the Lord will “continually grant you peace in every circumstance.”

Our Christmas Eve service starts at 5:30 p.m. There will be no childcare. Worship on Christmas Day is at 10 a.m. with no Sunday School. Our usual childcare will be available. If you have relatives in town, we would love for you to bring them! We want to bless you and your family during this Christmas season.

We had a staff Christmas party Thursday. We had a very enjoyable time. You have a tremendous staff. I’ve never enjoyed working with a group of people more than these. We all have our oars in the water, and we’re rowing the same direction. I speak for all them in saying that we love and care for each of you. God bless you this Christmas season.