Christmas Worship

Celebration of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve – Candlelight Worship Services

Join us at either location: 

  • 5pm in Arizona City
  • 7pm in Casa Grande

Christmas is a season celebrated within to be enduring and meaningful. What is vital for us is the awakening to the birth of Christ’s spirit within us.

To observe Christmas from a worldly point of view is to miss the whole point of Jesus’ birth and message. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior, we can keep our beloved decorations and ornaments characteristic of the season, but we must see past them to behold how Jesus’ birth impacts our own inner world of thought and feeling. Thoughts not just for a certain time of year; for love, peace, joy and goodwill are not limited to the time of Christmas.

To enter the true mood of Christmas we divest ourselves of everything that tends to interfere with its true significance. Mary shares an inspired example of the spirit of Christmas. Mary was aware of her own delicate situation and somehow knew everything would work out admirably. Filled with faith, humility and gratitude, she declared, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name” (Luke 1:46f).

We are to adopt a similar attitude regarding our own special needs, giving witness to Mary’s courage and understanding. We attune ourselves to all that the spirit of Christ within represents. Challenges will arise, so we meet them with the Christmas spirit of optimism, love and faith that sustains us under any circumstances.

The gift of Jesus is constant and changeless. We behold the newborn Jesus in ourselves and loved ones all through the year. Healing can be brought forth as we celebrate the Christ life within here and now.

Perhaps we feel the spirit of love, peace and cheer during the Christmas season more than at any other time of the year. We can bring that same spirit of goodwill and understanding to our relationships all year long. Why allow these feelings and attributes to grow cold? We are to remember and revive them, so they can serve us well when our lines of communication and our relationships are in need of repair.

Once the season is over and the decorations are put away, it may be helpful to leave one decoration or card out in a place it can be seen. It will be a reminder of the deep significance of the season. A special memento will bring the remembrance of Jesus’ birth once more here within us with its glorious message of love, faith and peace.

Xmas eve

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

Monday, December 24th

5 p.m. in Arizona City

7 p.m. in Casa Grande

Arizona City Campus, 12921 S. Sunland Gin Road,  Arizona City, AZ 85123

Casa Grande Campus, 324 N Sacaton Street, Casa Grande, AZ 85122