Friday, December 17, 2010

Dec. 10

We will be gathering a little sooner this Sunday-10.30, to share in some treats before our family Christmas celebration starts at 10.45.
There will be no church service on Dec. 26.
This photo is from a live nativity and the baby is real. A reminder that all the nativity scenes that we see at this time of year depict an actual event-the birth of Jesus, who came to earth as a tiny baby to be our sacrifice. His death on the cross made it possible for us to have eternal life.
As we celebrate His birth, let us remember that the manger scene led to the cross.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dec. 10

The Burk's Falls Christmas parade was held last Saturday and we entered a float. We didn't win a prize this year but we did our best to show the real meaning of the season.
We would like to thank those who made the float possible; those who travelled a long way to participate, who came despite ill health and the neighbour who lent his truck and time to pull the float.

The board has decided that as Boxing Day is on a Sunday and most of the members will be away to not hold a service on the 26th.


There are mornings after watching the news that I feel as though everything is out of control. Despite all man's best efforts and billions of dollars, there are still famines, disease, poverty and war. Of course, as a Christian, I know that the Bible says that our world will always be plagued with these things until the Lord sets up His new kingdom. However, that knowledge doesn't bring comfort. I gain my security from knowing that God is in control. He never changes.

He alone is my rock and salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Ps 62: 2