“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!” Dr Seuss (“How the Grinch stole Christmas”)
As you head into the end of the year perhaps you’re not hugely looking for to it. There’s always so much going on at work and in the home: from office parties to end-of-year functions at school. And, of course, there’s all the shopping!
But maybe, as even the Grinch discovered, there’s more to this season than just what we see in the stores.
The Bible records an eyewitness account of an “angel of the Lord” announcing the birth of Jesus Christ. He calls it “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” (Luke 2:10) That’s because through Jesus, God has made forgiveness possible for all people. Now, all people can have the solid hope of an eternal relationship with Him.
Unlike so many many of our Christmas treats, this is something that can bring us joy long after Boxing Day. This is lasting joy.
So please join us at a range of different events this Christmas season at St Peters. We’d love you to find out more about the lasting joy of the birth of Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.
Toddlers carols – 26 November
Ladies dinner – 30 November
All age service – 3 December
Community Carols – 10 December
Classic Carols – 17 December
Sunday Service – 24 December, 9.00am
Christmas Day – 25 December, 8am and 9.30am