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Archive for December, 2011

HHD: Mercy/ Compassion

The last of the Happy Holy Days Message Series……

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It’s always interesting when Christmas falls on a Sunday…. What does a church do? Do they still have services in the morning because that’s their tradition? Do they switch to another time feeling guilty that they are putting “family time” over “God time”? Do they cancel and do the whole service on DVD for people to watch at home losing the community feel?

I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer here. Traditions can be good but should never take priority over the Holy Spirit’s leading.

For our church, we are enjoying a weekend of worship and encouragment through our social media outlets and then having the worship come to a head Christmas night. After a weekend of special moments through emails and video, we will get together at the church at 7pm Christmas night for a Worship Gathering!

If you are looking for a Christmas night option, feel free to stop by! We will be having music, original story, drama, Advent moment, and a message that is easy to apply to life. For the kids, they will have a special moment of a couple songs themselves and then head over to the kid’s barn for half of the time for thier own lessons and fun!

(For more information on our Christmas celebration, visit www.theshepherdsfellowship.org and click on the “Hope: A Christmas Gathering” link)

It should be a great night and you are invited. At the same time, if you can not attend our Christmas night worship, look around you as many of the local churches are having special services you can tap into.

Merry Christmas!

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Disney Wrap Up

The following is just a recount of our recent trip to Walt Disney World to help us remember all the details as time goes on. You may find some tips if you are planning a trip (especially at the end) but this is mostly for my memory =)

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The next in the Happy Holy Days Study Series

 

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Got a flyer from “Care for Pastors” the other day and it had some statistics about pastors that I thought others might be interested in. When I used to get things like this before I was a pastor, I thought they were a stretch. Now after more than 10 years and meeting and talking with pastors from all over, I no longer do. It may sound self seeking but take care of your pastors as they look to invest into you and your families lives.

Statistics from “Pastors at Greater Risk” by H. B. London…

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