The Pastor’s Garage December 20, 2018

So this will be the last Pastor’s Garage I will send out this year (hard to
believe isn’t it). It has been a good year for our church and I feel like
we are finishing this year in a good place AND I am excited to see where we
will go next year. Liz and I and all our family appreciate each one of you.
Thank you for being part of this pretty cool community that we call
Grenfell Apostolic Church. We wish you the best this Christmas season and I
encourage you to love your friends and family and enjoy time together.

For some of us this year has not been easy. For some of us this year has
brought some exciting things into our lives. For some of us, we’re
somewhere in the middle. I just want to say that whatever this year has
brought you, know that you are not alone. That if you call this church
yours, you are part of a family. We’ve got out problems and we’ve got our
issues, but at the end of the day I think we do love each other and support
each other. So be blessed this holiday season.

On the 23rd we’ll have our service at the regular time, 10:30 am, and we
will be sharing in carols and testimonies about what God has done in some
of our lives, answering the question, “What difference does Jesus make?”

On the 24th at 7:00pm we will be having a Christmas Eve service. There will
be a short program and refreshments to follow. Candles, cookies and
carols. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors.

One final note before I sign off for the year. It’s kind of sappy and it’s
not a Christian thing, but this secret santa guy has always touched my
heart. This time, he enlists the help of a homeless man to help bless
others. I thought it was touching. I couldn’t help but think about this in
the context of what Isaiah says about Jesus in chapter 53:2-3

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

Here’s the video and story. Enjoy.

God bless,

Pastor Dave and family!