Church email 12/14/17
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Jesus' birth was, is, and must always be a focal point of our faith and celebrations. Jesus is born! Wow...heaven and earth still celebrate this wondrous event, and we are so glad that you are a part of the celebration!
This Sunday, December 17, we celebrate this special event at NLC with a very unique and creative Christmas Presentation entitled, "The Brightest Night." Directed by our worship leader, Stacie Amendola-Johnson, and featuring many of the NLC kids (singing, dancing, and providing dialogue,) and several NLC adults (singing special songs,) this promises to be a wonderful proclamation of such great news!
Please make plans to join us! One service only this week, starting promptly at 10:45am. Invite a relative and loved one that needs to discover the reality of Christmas, and invite a friend, co-worker, or classmate that you know would benefit from being in the Lord's House this week.
The angels said it best, "For there is born unto you this day in the City of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:11. Help us proclaim this truth to our community by (1) being here, (2) telling others about it, and bringing someone with you, (3) keeping this special day and season in much prayer for us to highlight the event with the expectation others will accept this Christ child, and still others will be encouraged in their faith.
You may remember that I often say on Sunday mornings, "we have the most beautiful kids in Haverhill attending our church!" Well, it is true!! Thank you parents and guardians for faithfully bringing these precious lambs to the House of the Lord. Thank you Pamela Amendola for overseeing this most important ministry. Thank you adult Kids Workers that faithfully pour into their innocent lives each week. Thank you all that support Kids Ministries with your prayers and with your service.
Looking forward to seeing YOU at this weeks' special morning service, "The Brightest Night." Remember, one service only at 10:45. Fasten your seat belt...it's gonna be a great day!
All For Jesus,
"That night, in a field near Bethlehem,
there were shepherds watching over their flocks.
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared
in radiant splendor before them,
lighting up the field
with the blazing glory of God,
and the shepherds were terrified!
But the angel reassured them, saying,
“Don’t be afraid.
For I have come to bring you good news,
the most joyous news the world has ever heard!
And it is for everyone everywhere!
For today in Bethlehem a rescuer was born for you.
He is the Lord Yahweh, the Messiah.
You will recognize him by this miracle sign:
You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth
and lying in a feeding trough!
Then all at once,
a vast number of glorious angels appeared,
the very armies of heaven!
And they all praised God, singing:
'Glory to God in the highest realms of heaven!
For there is peace and a good hope
given to the sons of men.'"
"The Brightest Night"
December 17, 10:45am