The precious Christmas Season was celebrated in our church in many ways. Whether you attended the festive Ladies’ Tea with its inspiring speaker on Dec. 7th, meditated to Warren Horsley playing on his guitar his beautiful rendition of, “Silent Night” on Dec. 15th, or appreciated the purity of our children singing “Away in a Manger” on Dec. 22, we hope that all these events helped you to focus on the birth of our Savior.
The musical highlight for our adult church musicians came in December when they unified their efforts and presented, “A Christmas Call to Worship” with the Sanctuary Choir and Hand Bell Choir singing and playing in the same worship service along with the Praise Team. It was a delight for the choir to be back on the platform leading out on the congregational singing like they used to do, and their presentation with the bells was full of joy! That number was followed by a choral piece which posed some thoughts on how much Mary may have known about the deity of the son she bore. What a treasure it is to worship in such a rich atmosphere.
Those of us who provide music for our services year-round trust that you had a Blessed Christmas and will find much to celebrate in 2014. We also leave the powerful words of “Mary Did You Know?” for you to ponder as you walk with our amazing Lord into a New Year.
“Mary, did you know that your baby Boy will
One day walk on water & save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver YOU!
Your baby Boy will give sight to a blind man & calm a storm with His hand.
Did you know that your baby Boy has walked were angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby, YOU’VE KISSED the FACE of GOD!
The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the Lamb.
Oh, Mary, did you know that your baby Boy is LORD of ALL CREATION and
Will one day RULE the NATIONS? He is heaven’s perfect Lamb.
This sleeping Child you’re holding is . . . the GREAT I AM!