The Mission of Mayberry Presbyterian Church is to embrace, embody, and share the good news of the grace, love, and reconciliation offered through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
A Christmas Message from Our Pastor
Beloved in Christ,
“In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways…
In these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son.” — Hebrews 1:1-2
With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. Whatever it is that our hearts and souls desire (whether we realize it or not) our ultimate desire is Jesus Himself. For this reason, we are filled with joy and consolation at Christmas to know that all that we hoped for has been fulfilled in the person of the Christ Child.
In the midst of all our current challenges and concerns, the love of God the Father is made manifest to us in the wonderful gift of His Son. With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!”
Looking around our world, it seems appropriate for the Church Universal to take this time of the year to proclaim peace. I do not mean proclaiming peace as in the absence of wars (which I long for, by the way) but proclaiming “PEACE” as a state of being. This Christmas season, that is what I wish for you, a peace that surpasses all understanding. A peace that flows from our recognition and thanksgiving of God in our lives.
Several years ago I received a Christmas card with this message: “This Christmas, I wish you Jesus.” On the inside it read: “Isn’t it nice to have everything!” It is more than “nice” my friends---it is wonderful!
May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you and your family during this special season of hope and grace. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.S. I hope to see you at our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6:00pm. As promised last year, after the service we will gather across the road at the new Mayberry Community Outreach Center for refreshments and fellowship.