Meeting Times and Venue during December

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Events

 

Hey Lighthouse

And just like that we are waving goodbye to 2017!

Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year, but why do we celebrate Christmas?

We celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus. Various traditions have been associated with the celebration of Christmas, and different cultures celebrate in different ways. However, the unifying factor is the historical fact that Jesus was born. The angel who appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth said, “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10–11).

We celebrate Christmas because, as the angel said, the birth of Jesus Christ is “good news.” Good news is meant to be celebrated. In fact, the angel said the news of Jesus’ birth would cause “great joy” and would be “for all the people.

We celebrate Christmas with gift-giving because of the “indescribable gift” that God gave to us (2 Corinthians 9:15). We celebrate Christmas by stringing lights because the Light of the world has come to us (John 1:4; Isaiah 9:2). We celebrate Christmas with carols and choirs because they are expressive of joy and follow the examples of Mary and Zacharias and Simeon and the angels, all of whom extolled the Lord in poetry (Luke 1–2). We celebrate Christmas by decorating evergreen trees with stars and angels and tinsel because of the eternal life Jesus brings (John 4:14). It truely is the most wonderful time of the year/

As an eldership we want to thank each one of you for the contribution you have made in making 2017 a great year for Lighthouse to the Nations Church. We have seen lives and nations changed; all because you served Jesus in some way.

Please take note of the following dates, times and venue changes for December

  • Sunday 10 Dec 9:30am at Norwood Primary School
  • Sunday 17 Dec 9:30am at Church House -13 Louis Rd, Orchards
  • Sunday 24 Dec NO MEETING
  • Monday 25 Dec 9:30am, Christmas Day Service at the church house – 13 Louis Rd, Orchards
  • Sunday 31 Dec NO MEETING
  • Sunday 7 Jan 9:30am at Church House – 13 Louis Rd, Orchards
  • Sunday 14 Jan we will resume meeting at Norwood Primary at 9:30am

Have a blessed Christmas and enjoy the holiday season. We look forward to what 2018 has to offer.

Merry Christmas & God bless

Bruce & Myra and the Eldership team