november 29 - hope for the holidays

home for the holidays

Hope For The Holidays

November 29, 2020 - Matthew 1.18-21 & 24-25
Pastor Curt McFarland

For many this is the time of year they’ve been looking forward to for 11 long (and this year troubling) months.  For others it’s a mixed season that brings both joy and tears.   It’s that time of year when we finish off another leftover turkey sandwich and then drag out the Christmas decorations.  Even in this unusual year the miracle of Christmas remains wonderful,  mysterious, life-changing.  Something unexpected happen in a little town not far from Jerusalem.  One child was born and everything changed.  The birth of Jesus still captivates our world today.  It was more than we could have hoped for.
Here at Grace we invite you “home for the holidays.”  Masks, social distancing, community restrictions cannot keep us apart.  Whether in person, by livestream or FM broadcast, our family connection remains strong. WE have HOPE because of the unshakable, unstoppable, unchanging power of God.  

The four Sundays before Christmas are called Advent Sundays.  Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation.  The theme this first Sunday of Advent is HOPE.

Because of the miracle of Christmas we are on an adventure that stretches into eternity.