The Year of our Lord – 2017
Greetings – To friends of Port Stanley Ontario and area from Port Stanley United Church.
Once again Christmas is on its way. This is a very good thing. We have the opportunity to reflect on the incomprehensible gift Christmas brings.
Christmas can’t be purchased in a store or on-line. It cannot be made with decorations, parades or even special family meals. Helen Keller wrote “The best and most beautiful things in the world, cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”. I agree with Helen Keller when it comes to Christmas, it must be felt with the heart.
The greatest Christmas gift of all was God’s gift of his son – Jesus. From His birth and throughout His life on Earth as we know it, He lived: HOPE – PEACE – JOY – LOVE, of which we celebrate during the four weeks of Advent.
You are invited to join with your friends at Port Stanley United Church this season, to experience Christmas as it is “felt with the heart.”
This year we will be celebrating Christmas and giving thanks to God for this gift in several ways. Please join us for some or better still, all of them.
Weeks of Advent –
Advent 1: “Hope” (Communion) – 10:30 am 03 December
Advent 2: “Peace” – 10:30 am 10 December – White Gift Sunday
Advent 3: Joy – 10:30 am 17 December
Advent 4: Love – 7:00 pm (Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols)