Wow, wow, wow! Christmas Day worship was more fantastic than I had dreamed. From the Christmas count down to the worship team of Zane, Jonathan, Conrad, Zach, Heidi, Kim, Fred, and Greg, everything was marvelous. The Kids in Training team presented a human video with violin by Brigitta, keys by Teresa, and duet by Janelle and David.
Angie sang a medley of worship selections and carols. Her ministry was heart warming and reminded us of God’s presence among His people. Three of the Kress women played an inspirational rendition of the Nutcracker Ballet, which ended with a roar of approval.
The Saturday evening jazz band presented, by special request of Fay, the Christmas classic, “I’ll be home for Christmas.”
Pastor Fay’s talk centered our attention upon “Emmanuel.” In brief, Fay’s message built hope in our hearts that is God with us who is at work in the thorns of our lives and building rare and valuable pearls. In an act of tremendous generosity, the Niemann’s gave to everyone in the gathering, their own pearl.
The gathering ended with a extremely nice arrangement of “Angels we have heard on high” by the Greatest Hits band.
Special thanks to our Youth Director, Howard Hansen, and all of the MCA teenagers who prepared hundreds of gifts that everyone received on their way to the rest of their Christmas activities.