December 7, 2018
If you are like me, then you are still living in the afterglow of last Sunday.
To begin with, there were the worship services. The Traditional and Contemporary Services, of course, had their first Sunday in our newly renovated sanctuary. Both services were full, the music was outstanding, the space itself was inspirational, I had some people tell me it was the first time they had ever been able to hear my sermon, and the screens in the Contemporary Service worked… part of the time. We knew there would be a glitch somewhere; that always goes with a transition into new space with all new equipment. However, you as a congregation handled it beautifully and at both services I think we all felt God’s power and presence among us.
Similarly, the Chapel Service continues to be a real source of inspiration to all who attend and last week was no exception. We added a Christmas tree and Advent wreath for that service and it helped enhance an already wonderful service.
Later, there was the Family Christmas Concert, Live Nativity, and the food trucks. Something like a hundred of our children and youth were like an angelic chorus as they once again proclaimed the good news of the birth of Christ through song, while Josh told the story in a bit of an unconventional way. Afterwards, young and old alike made their way out to the front lawn for the annual experience of our Live Nativity and managed to enjoy a bite of food as well.
All in all, it was a wonderful day, and I want to thank all who had a part in the planning, transition, and execution of all that took place last Sunday. People were blessed because of your efforts.
As we look to this next Sunday, we will continue our sermon series entitled, “Peering into the Manger.” We will be looking at the subject, “What John the Baptist Saw.” We have also added the Chrismon tree and we will be celebrating Holy Communion. In the afternoon, the Chancel Choir will be singing, Handel’s Messiah. For many, this is a staple of the season and helps us get in touch with the Incarnation of Christ.
I hope you will join us. Even more I want to encourage you to call a friend and invite them to join you here at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Great things are happening right now, and I don’t want anyone to miss it.
See you Sunday, if not before,