Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Closed....

Seems that Christmas day on a Sunday is a bit of an issue for some churches. What to do on a day when the marginalised feel that extra bit marginal? What to do on a day when the lonely feel that extra bit lonely? What to do on a day when the depressed feel that extra bit depressed? What to do on a day when the broken feel that extra bit broken? Here's an idea .... close!

Read more here and here.

If ever there is a day on which to demonstrate the fullness of Jesus through community and family it is Christmas day. I wonder if Christmas day is a missional litmus test?

Christmas day is an important day for us as church some memories here and here.

When the song of the angels is silent
When the star in the sky is gone
When the kings and princes are home
When the shepherds are again tending their sheep
When the manger is darkened and still

The work of Christmas begins --

To find the lost
To heal the broken
To feed the hungry
To rebuild the nations
To bring peace among people
To befriend the lonely
To release the prisoner
To make music in the heart.

Howard Thurmond

Mr Marshall (pictured) I guess will be pleased again this year that we will be well and truly open!!

1 comment:

BrownEyedGirl said...

Bless Mr. Marshal and all who come through your doors this Christmas. There is room in the .....Army!