Rehoboth parking lot is cleared and ready for cars. So, we will do our best to have worship in the morning at 9:30. Rehoboth Church Rd is fairly clear. Hwy 104 is passable if you drive carefully. Use your best judgment, and please don't risk it, if your roads are still too slick or if you are worried about falling.
We will probably cancel the evening service for tomorrow.
Don't forget to sign up for the Valentine Banquet which will be held on Saturday, February 10, 5:00 p.m. Sign up sheets are in the entry way and back hallway of the church. It's for everyone, not just couples!
The Incarnation of Christ is so central to the Christian faith, in fact, to the entirety of history, that Christians for centuries have seen fit to celebrate Christmas for a whole season, sometimes called Christmastide or the Twelve Days of Christmas. Today is the 10th day of Christmas, and soon we will come to Epiphany, January 6, in which we recount the a story of the magi who came to worship the infant King. Secular culture has tuned Christmas into a commercial enterprise,... or a "family day", or just another winter holiday. But all of these fall short of the great event that has occurred. It is more than the celebration of the birth of a famous baby. It is the celebration of God becoming man. Immanuel = God with us. God has entered into our sorry, fallen world, in order to lift us into the glories of heaven, in fact, to bring heaven to earth. And that is so revolutionary, it certainly demands a longer celebration than one day of the year. In fact, even 12 days cannot do justice to such a great grace. It is worth giving one's entire being to. It should cause all of life to be a celebration.
It's a new year and so many good things are ahead for us. Beginning this Sunday at 5 pm we begin the Firm Foundation series. It is designed to help us pursue those qualities that build solid disciples, and it will address the rising controversies in our culture and in the church.
In February is the Valentine's banquet... and it's for everyone, not just couples. We focus on God's love.
Ash Wednesday is not far off either. The Ash Wednesday service is always powerful and help...s us focus on our needed repentance.
With God's help, this is going to be a great year.