We have planned a special service this Sunday morning in celebration of Christmas Eve. The service is going to be concentrated on the themes of two Christmas carols, Israel’s longing for the Messiah found in “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and the explosion of hope to the world in “O Holy Night”.
Our service format will be a bit different from usual. We will have a short time of worship and then we will together, sing the first hymn, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. Abie will be sharing about the theme of the hymn, Israel’s longing for the Messiah and then we will have our intercession time, praying for that longing to return to Israel, that God’s people would long for His Son. We will then sing, “O Holy Night” and Abie will share the reality that at the birth of Christ hope literally exploded to the world. We will close by praying together for the “thrill of hope” found in the birth of Christ to be realized “to the Jew first” and to every nation and heart on the earth. As Abie has shared many times, the incarnation of Christ, the Creator becoming the creation, is the greatest miracle ever worked. We pray that you will join us this Sunday as we worship, rejoice and intercede together because of and for the hope that can only be found in “the man, Christ Jesus”.