Christmas at GPBC

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 @ 11AM

Be in your place for a very special Christmas service this Sunday, December 22 at 11am as our children’s and teen ministries combine together for a wonderful Christmas music celebration of praise.

Sing the carols you love to hear this time of year, hear from the Kids of Praise, our children’s choir, and the Ignite Teen Ministry as they present a package of music celebrating the birth of our Savior.

As a special addition, our children and teens will enjoy a Christmas party with Christmas cookies and milk at the end of Super Church and Teen Church.

Bring your entire family for Sunday School at 9:45am, enjoy the Christmas service at 11am, and be back for our evening service at 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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Christmas Eve Service

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Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 at   6pm

We look forward to celebrating Christmas Eve as a church family on Tuesday evening, December 24, 2019 at 6pm. This service will be a Christ honoring service that will refresh and remind each of us of the unspeakable gift of God to us by the birth of Jesus Christ! Please make plans to come and join us! Be sure to bring your family and if possible a visiting friend or relative with you! (Please note: there will be no Wednesday mid-week service this week.)

We are very conscious of the time for this service and plan to be out no later than 7pm so that we can enjoy Christmas Eve with their families and friends.

As we prepare for Christmas, let us not forget just Whose birthday it is that we are celebrating! While we give gifts to one another, let us not forget about Jesus!  I came across a poem not long ago that reminded me of the importance of this especially on Christmas!

Let me share it with you!

Suppose It Was Your Birthday by Fred D. Jarvis

Suppose it were your birthday, and all your friends would come.
And gather round your fireplace there in your happy home.

They come with smiles and gladness, and bring their presents too.
But when they start to share them, there’s not a one for you!

They give them to each other, a grand and costly lot.
But for the guest of honor, they somehow just forgot.

You say such things don’t happen, nor should it ever be;
It seems much too thoughtless, for folks like you and me.

But friend, have you considered,  that this is just what men do?
Not, of course, to humans, but of our Lord, it’s true.

We celebrate His birthday, with all our pomp and style;
But  give to one another and grieve Him all the while.

It is Christ we claim to honor, at this glad Christmastime;
Don’t spend on friends the dollars and give Him just a dime.

To give to one another, indeed is very nice;
But best of all to Jesus, for Him let’s sacrifice.

His cause too long has suffered, by thoughtless, selfish men,
Let’s  bring to Christ the first fruits, and give our best to Him!

That is my prayer as well! As we come to the House of God to celebrate the Birth of the Son of God, “Let’s bring to Christ the first fruits, and give our best to Him!”

God bless! Merry Christmas! 

Preacher

Pastor Rick Adams
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HOT CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

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SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8 after the Christmas Musical

This Sunday evening, December 8, after the Christmas Musical, our Men’s Fellowship will be hosting a Hot Chocolate Fundraiser! 

We will be offering Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider for just $2, and Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip cookies for $1.

Proceeds will go towards the upcoming Daddy/Daughter Night Out on Thursday, January 16 (details coming soon!)

Come enjoy a sweet treat with your family after the Christmas musical this Sunday evening!

Merry Christmas!

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His Name is JESUS!

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Christmas Musical – Sunday, December 8 @ 6PM

Seven hundred years before the first Christmas, Isaiah wrote these inspired words about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ:  “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Later the angel told the Virgin Mary, “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS Luke 1:31

On Sunday night December 8, 2019 at 6pm GPBC will present a Christmas Musical gloriously proclaiming, His Name Is JESUS!

Jesus is a name that is above every other name! One day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord! Jesus is the Lamb of God that died for our sins and rose again from the grave that you and I might know Him personally!  That is the message of Christmas and that is the message that will be proclaimed in this Christmas Musical! 

Please make plans to come and bring your lost friends and family members to be your guests! It is our prayer that all who attend this service will leave not only knowing “His Name Is JESUS!” but personally proclaiming Jesus as their Lord and Savior!

God bless! Merry Christmas!

Pastor Rick Adams

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