CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES
9:30 & 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our three Christmas Eve services on Sunday, December 24th!
Childcare will be available for children up to 36 months. Cookies & Cider to follow all three services.
Join us in person, or click here to watch our streaming services at home.
It is one thing to love someone when they are lovable, but far more difficult when they are unreasonable. Have you ever wondered how God can love us even when we disregard him in so many ways? Despite us, God reached out to us in love by giving us the gift we least deserved: Himself. Often, what we think we want and what we actually need are different. The great barrier between who we want to be and who we are is simply our connection to God. We are estranged from God and need to be reconciled in order to discover the source of love, which is God. I pray our hearts will be open during this Christmas season to allow the source of love to transform our lives.
– Pastor Paul Vallee, Senior Pastor
CHRISTMAS EVE INVITATIONS
Invitations are available for pick up in the foyer, or at the church office, or Download digital invitation by right-clicking the image below!
We are located at: 2020 – 40th Avenue, Red Deer. Driving Directions: Turn into the Southbrook subdivision off of 40th Avenue and take your next two immediate left-hand turns. Our access road is behind the townhouses, parallel to 40th Avenue.
Luke 2 (NIV)
The Birth of Jesus
In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 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 favour rests.”