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Sunday, December 20, 2020
Online Service Available at 8am

Outdoor Services at 11am

Fourth Sunday of Advent- Joy
Title: God’s Joyful "Outside The Box" Greatest Gift 

Text: Luke 2:6-20 

Pastor Perry Kallis

Most young parents have had the experience of giving their young child a wonderful gift, only to have that child open the gift and have more joy playing with the box than with the actual gift. It’s hard not to be disappointed, isn’t it. You intended the wrapping to heighten the anticipation of the gift, but all it did was distract from the main event. 

That is the explanation of our modern, commercialized Christmas. Could that be why God wrapped the greatest gift of His Son in such plain coverings like swaddling clothes, a manger and shepherds? But even believers must be careful not to turn the lowly nativity into a “show-stealing” scene of romanticized wrappings that distracts from the real gift of Jesus Himself. We will talk about that in the sermon this week.  
Watch Pastor Perry's Sermon: Available Sunday at 8:00AM
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Sunday, December 20, from 6-7 pm plan to come to GracePoint Church's back parking lot and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas in your car along with playing a trivia game. This is a family-friendly night for all ages! Enter through the Vine Street gate and follow the instructions of our parking lot staff to secure your parking spot. Tune into 107.5 FM on your radio dial and enjoy the movie! There will be some limited seating if you wish to be outside. If you have questions, please call the church office at 369-1948. Check our website or our Saturday morning newsletter email for any weather-related changes.
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