Christmas Eve Invitation

“THE CHRISTMAS INVITATION”

 
You are invited to the reason for the season. You are invited to the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christ. You are invited because God does the inviting. Everyone. The shepherds, the innkeeper, the wise men, those lowly and those who think themselves highly. That’s right, even me, even you, and even all of them (whoever ‘all of them’ means to you).
 
The real scandal of Christmas is that we’re all invited.
 
Just like the very first Christmas, God is still inviting everyone. Rich and poor alike; the hopeful and the hopeless, the joyful and the joyless. God is the host of this celebration; we just get to be part of it. And as part of this divine celebration, we get to respond by offering invitations as well.
 

You are invited to God’s Christmas Invitation
We hope you will join us for Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve
at either 6:00 or 8:00 p.m. at Cokes Chapel.
6:00 p.m. service will be a little more modern in the Worship Center with hot chocolate around the tables.
8:00 p.m. service will be a little more traditional in the Chapel.
Both will be about God’s radical and gracious invitation of Christmas.

 
I hope you have a very merry Christmas, and that you invite someone to be part of it with you.
 
In faith, hope, and love,
Rev. Carson Thaxton
Cokes Chapel UMC


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