Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in heights! Psalm 148.1
As the season of Christmas comes to a close and we move forward into the season of Epiphany and into a new year, we have much to praise God for! Most importantly, we give thanks for the precious gift of Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. We celebrate the gift of Jesus, full of grace and truth. We praise God for the gift of salvation.
While much in the world seems to be wavering, we worship a God who is the only eternal and unwavering source of unconditional love, peace, joy and hope.
Hope that draws us forward into whatever this new day, this new year, may bring. It is hope that was found in the words of the prophets: in the manger, at the cross, at the empty tomb, and with us here now, and as we move forward into whatever will happen next.
As we move forward with our joys and with our sorrows, we do so together as brothers and sisters in Christ, with Christ bringing comfort for our sorrows; hope for all our tomorrows.
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Thank you to all who have been so generous with your time and talents this year! Thank you for all the gifts bestowed! Thank you so much to all who have been so generous with your oﬀerings and special gifts! We are moving forward into this new year without a mortgage!!! We are debt free!!! Thank you to all who returned a commitment card!!! We received 33% higher return rate this year!
We have much to celebrate as we move forward into this New Year! God is good and is certainly at work in and through Lord of Life and beyond!
+Praise be God!