“Good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” That is what the angel called the message of Christ’s birth. “Good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” That is what the shepherds heard that memorable night in the hills outside Bethlehem. “Good news of great joy that is for all people.” That is what we want people to hear and believe and celebrate today.
“Good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” That is what our 2016 “Nativity Tableau” is all about.
Plans have been underway for months. The work of our seamstresses is done. Our musicians are getting ready. Our actors have been selected. Our sets and props are built. We are giving our best to share once again the opening scenes from the truest and best story ever enacted in human history–when Almighty God made His unlikely appearance fully wrapped in helpless human flesh, innocent and fresh from a virgin’s womb.
As the flyer on the front page suggests, this Christmas season, we want to provide you an opportunity to share in this wonderful good news with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring them with you to our Nativity Tableau presentation on Sunday evening, November at 5:00 & 7:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. This event promises to be something extra-special, and we hope and pray that it will lead to many extra-special conversations about why Christmas is so important to us and why Jesus Christ is so important “for all the people”!
We want this event to be something special for you and your family–a way to prepare for Christmas before the annual enslavement to the seasonal hustle and bustle becomes too overwhelming. We want the “real meaning of Christmas” to be a forethought rather than an afterthought for us this year. On the 27th we are going to celebrate together, enjoying the variety of talents and gifts God has given to His people here at CPC for His glory. We are going to worship God together, affirming the privilege of being called to follow that eternally innocent and fresh man born one day in Bethlehem. We are going to remember the “good news of great joy” that is Christmas. But especially we want us all to use this event as a tool for sharing the Living Lord of Christmas with others. Come join with us on Sunday November 27th and bring your neighbors. And may God help us all to see and hear, know and trust, that Jesus Christ is the one and only Lord and Savior “for all the people.”
– Jay Hull, Pastor