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Pastor’s Note for December 26

This year, we’re grateful for the hope that Christmas brings, that we will hear again the Christmas story of the angels announcing the birth of the Christ child, born in Bethlehem.  We are glad for the carols of Christmas that lift our hearts as we celebrate the Savior’s coming.

This year, we’re grateful that we can gather (whether in person in the sanctuary or by streaming the Christmas Eve worship online from home) to remember and take heart that the Christ Child is born, and the light shines in the darkness.

There will be a 5pm Children and Family Christmas Eve service, in which children attending are invited to take part, and a 9pm service of Lessons and Carols with candle lighting.  These services will be live-streamed, and also available to view after the times of the service.  

I look forward to seeing you, in person or online, as together we celebrate the coming of our Lord Emmanuel.   May we take heart, for God is with us; we are not alone!

Wishing you the blessings of Christmas,


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Portland, Oregon 97205

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