“And when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto Him gifts;
gold and frankincense and myrrh.”
Welcome to Dayton Avenue this morning. We are so glad to worship with you. Our prayer is that you will be strengthened in your faith and drawn closer to God. Like the wise men above, you made a journey here today, and we pray that you are truly able to worship Jesus and meet with Him in a special way.
We continue highlighting the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for missions this month. There is a direct connection between our gifts here in Xenia, Ohio, and changed lives on the other side of the earth. The videos we show each week demonstrate how the seeds we sow today can bring forth fruit for decades to come. I encourage you to give a special gift to missions this month as unto the Lord.
Our evening service will be the Cedarville University Community Christmas Concert at 6pm in the Dixon Ministry Center. After the concert, our church family enjoys a fun cookie fellowship on campus. Check out the map on info table to get directions. Next Sunday is the start of our Holiday Worship schedule (see the red bulletin insert) as well as our Children’s Christmas program, “Signs of Christmas.” You’ll need to get here early to get a good seat!
The Vow for 2014 bulletin insert is included again this week – I’ll be talking to you about it again this morning, and about the special Purple Bank offering we are planning for January 12th (which will also be the beginning of our Triple Worship Service schedule). Also, take a moment to nominate someone to receive a Christmas Food Basket from our church this month (and perhaps even help deliver it).
Thank you to all those who have helped decorate our church for Christmas – it looks beautiful around here! We are praying for God’s highest blessings on you as you live for Him this Christmas season.