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A Note From Pastor Shea

by Pastor Shea Reyenga
A Note From Pastor Shea

Dear First Family,

Happy Friday the 13th! On this day in 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman sighted South Island, New Zealand, and believed he had found the west coast of a hypothetical southern continent. We all make mistakes. Be kind to yourself today. Even if the day doesn’t go as planned, avoid superstition. Remember you are loved and highly favored by God. Christmas is proof! As we celebrate this Advent season, please read through these opportunities to serve and experience Christmas with us:    

We are busy preparing to welcome the many guests that will walk through the doors for one of our Christmas Eve services. Would you and your family consider serving as a greeter? Greeters can serve before, during, or after the service they plan on attending. For more information, and to sign up go to fmcm.org/christmas

Send the troops serving overseas a little taste of home this Christmas! We will be collecting homemade cookies to be transported to our troops by the Air Force. Place one dozen cookies in a gallon Ziploc bag and bring to worship this weekend, December 14-15. Bring as many bags of your favorite cookies to show our support for our soldiers.

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, composed of musicians from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, will be performing this Sunday, December 15th at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Come and enjoy this incredible concert filled with many of your Christmas Favorites. 

Please join us this weekend in worship as Pastor David and I continue our series, Joy to the World. We will explore the third verse of the song which often gets left out of modern arrangements. We tend to romanticize Christmas and become overly sentimental as we sing about rocking around a Christmas tree and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Verse three of “Joy to the World” keeps us grounded in the sweeping significance of what God has done for us and it’s important that we don’t trivialize what Christmas is all about.     

For those of you who will be out of town this weekend, I want to encourage you to worship with us and continue your giving online.

I thank God for you and praise Him for your faithfulness to the gospel. I look forward to seeing you around campus this weekend. 

Grace and Peace in Christ,
Pastor Shea