Christmas at Maryland Heights
While the date may be disputed, the events of the Christmas story are certain and are celebrated around the world and here at Maryland Heights.
The birth of Jesus was the fulfillment of God's promise to rescue his people and to open the doors of his Kingdom to all who would bow before the child in the manger.
God Announces His Arrival
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Heaven and Earth Celebrates
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Humanity's Fate Changes
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
December 5 - Pictures with Santa
December 12 - Caroling after Worship
December 13 - Ladies Christmas Party
December 15 - Final Day for Mitten Tree/Giving Tree Gifts
December 19 - Special Christmas Service
December 22 - Wednesday Christmas Family Worship