December 24, 2018

Dear FPC—

                Merry Christmas!  It was so lovely to get to worship with so many of you and your families on Christmas Eve.  What a great way to step out of the hustle and bustle, and to pause, to listen, to wait for the arrival of God in our lives.  What kind of God shows up in our world not with an army or a bolt of lightning, but as a newborn baby!  As something easily overlooked.  But the key for us is to notice.  To pay attention—and then our response is . . . worship.  Worship like the magi did, like the shepherds did, like the angels did. 

 As Eugene Peterson taught—“worship integrates both our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationships with one another into one reality.  The wall between the private and the public is broken down in worship.  That’s where individual members come together as a body.  And that’s where they are most whole and healthy.” 

I hope you can come and be healthy with us this Sunday as we learn about waiting well. 

Blessings to you and your family during this Christmas time!

 Pastor Steve