Starting on December 24 (Saturday) at 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We also have a service on December 25 (Sunday) at 10:00 a.m. (A wee bit earlier than usual). Christmas is not (just) for children, and it’s not (just) about good cheer and gifts. The festival celebrates the fact that God, the Holy and Almighty God that created the universe, chose to become man (that’s right, Jesus was both man and God) in order to save us from the consequences of our sins. Are you oppressed by sin? Do you have trouble forgiving others (or yourself) for past shortcomings and failures? Are you concerned that your life is not headed in the right direction? God has acted to set things right! The first step in God’s action was to become man, to join with us in our limitations. That birth led to a death and resurrection that we celebrate at Easter. If you want to hear this story (the greatest story ever told) from the beginning, we invite you to join us on Christmas and to stay with us as the Church celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus in the coming months.