Merry Christmas to you all!
Within the wondrous news of the birth of Jesus is a truth that seems to emerge in most unexpected ways in the experiences of Mary and Joseph. God’s timing is quietly and yet powerfully unveiled in the lives of those who learn to trust Him.
Though we have no recorded words from the lips of Joseph, we know as a man walking in the fear of God, he could have easily recited Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; Lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
It sure makes sense, doesn’t it, that if the man entrusted with watching over the expectant mom of God’s Messiah, and being the protector, provider and confidante of Mary every step of the way – yes, if THAT GUY needed assurance of God’s guidance, how much more do we?
I hope today in the midst of your Christmas season, you will find in the mighty treasury of God’s promises, strong assurance for your soul. As Jesus later taught His own disciples, “Your heavenly Father knows what you have need of even before you ask Him.!” Take that to heart today with whatever tests, delays, obstacles or time demands may be upon your soul. Just as the Gospels show an unmistakably strong assurance in the life of Joseph, that each step forward would be in the center of God’s will, you can bring your uncertainties to the chambers of the King. Trust is the coin of the realm in the awesome Kingdom of the Shepherd-Messiah born in Bethlehem.
We’re delighted again to welcome each of you and guests you may bring to celebrate with us.
Here are a few quick reminders ~ on a slightly different schedule than usual.
December 18th ~ Birthday Breakfast for Jesus! Fellowship hall @ 10:00 AM. See Events for more information.
December 23rd ~ Candlelight Christmas Worship (Christ candle in Advent) @ 7:00 PM. See Events for more information.
Help us spread the word ~ Invite friends to worship with us on the evening PRIOR to Christmas Eve. Join us Friday evening, 12/23 @ 7:00 PM
and via Live-stream can be accessed on our web-page here -> Live.
Christmas Day ~ Our Dec 25th service will be online only at 10:15 AM on Christmas morning ~ Live stream page -> Live.
Note: We return to the sanctuary together on New Years’ Day ~ January 1st, 2023 at 10:15 AM [with Cafe Liberty @ 9:45 AM]
Here are the links for our live-stream and audio podcasts:
Join us via Liberty’s website at this link -> Live
Here’s the link to live-stream via Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/8fk5tywn
And for audio only ~ you can get our podcast for any device you choose via Anchor FM or Spotify here -> Past Services
We love to hear from you – text, email or call if there’s a prayer need, concern or question -> Contact Us
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus in family and congregational time together, we are grateful and humbled to share the good news of His redeeming love. Join us in the adventure as followers of Jesus to bring His light to others. “Come let us sing unto the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. Come before His presence with singing; be thankful to Him and bless His name.” (Psalm 95:1-2)
In His love,
Joe D. Ready
1641 Old Westminster Road, Westminster MD 21157
Mailing address: P.O. Box 295, Westminster MD 21158-0295
Church Office: 410.857.4313
Pastor’s Cell: 410.596.4096