Spring Greeners are using the Advent devotional made available free by Desiring God ministries, led by Dr. John Piper. This biblically rich and devotionally warm guide to our Advent journey to Christmas can be downloaded online at here. Christmas is rooted in that story the Bible tells. So let's go back to the Bible this Christmas to sharpen our focus and clear our heads so that real meaning gets into our hearts.
You are invited to share the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with the Spring Green family, 6:30 PM. It's a rich and special time of wonder and peace as the Christ story is announced once again. It's the miracle of the world (and your life) starting all over again. Choir, instrumentalists, children, readers and Pastor bring together this special moment to usher you into a special place to open the soul to the love of God. Singing "Silent Night" by candlelight before going out into the cold will warm us all on the insides! We hope you can come.
On this second Sunday of Advent John Piper's reading of his poem "The Innkeeper" will be featured. This is Dr. Piper's imagined conversation between Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem to sacrifice his life on the cross, and the innkeeper in Bethlehem, who 33 years ago made room for the Messian in his stable. This poem captures the wonder and the destiny wrapped up in the night room was made for the Holy Family, changing both the history of the world and the life of the innkeeper. Both the cross and the stable are brought together to weave a story of the wonderful and costly love of God and the nobility of a life lived to give Him room. Copies of the book, "The Innkeeper," will be available for purchase. What a gift it would make for someone you care about.
Here is a listing of recent articles Pastor Don thinks you would be interested in. No article expresses the opinions of Spring Green Memorial Church but is for purposes of stimulations and deeper spiritual formation.
Worship begins at 10:30 AM preceded by Adult Christian Formation Class at 9 AM and followed by a fellowship time. The Christmas Eve service will be 6:30 PM. Directions
John Piper's reading of his poem "The Innkeeper" (video) will be featured. Pastor Don will follow through with a short reflection, "Faithful in the Moment."