The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas

Sunday was a wonderful time of celebration of the Christmas Season. With nearly a full house and guests scattered throughout, Christmas Carols and special music of the Trumpet and Bells, Stevie and Emily in a sweet duet, well, it doesn’t get much better. The message of The Perfect Gift was easy to present after such wonderful proceedings! The weather in the morning was fair and warm….but just about time for the evening service lightening, wind and rain came with a vengeance! But even that could not keep most of us at home… The evening brought nearly a full house again as we prepared to hear the Christmas Cantata.
Bro. James Thompson and the Sanctuary Choir were prepared for the task and presented us with a beautiful rendition of the Christmas Story of Christ’s Birth. Betty James on the piano and Tim James as the Narrator coupled with the sounds of voices was pretty special. If you missed it and would like to see and hear the choir special, request a DVD from the church office…it will be a blessing to you.
Next Sunday the Children’s Choir will present their Christmas Play for us during the 6:00 p.m. Service. They have worked hard to present to us a traditional program with shepherds, lambs, Angels, Mary, Joseph and of course the Babe of Bethlehem! You won’t want to miss the joy of seeing our children and grandchildren act out the events of the Night that changed the course of the world!
I appreciate all the kind words, expressions of love and most of all your friendship this past year. God has been so good to us…it almost sounds trite to write that, but God is Good! Praise His Name forever! That I would be counted worthy to proclaim His Mercy and Grace, to stand behind His Holy Pulpit and proclaim the Mysteries of the Gospel, well, that is almost too much for my mind to believe!
May of 2012 completed forty years of leading God’s church with no interruptions! It was December 15, 1974 I was ordained at the First Baptist Church of Arapaho, OK to the Gospel ministry. What a privilege! What a Calling! What a Joy! Praise His Holy Name!
Thank you Lord for allowing an unworthy newspaper boy to fulfill your calling I felt from a child…. Wayne

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