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Communion Letter: January 1st

Dear Family at Christ Community, As we conclude the Advent series in Luke and begin a New Year, we have the blessed opportunity to celebrate the Lord's Table together as family. The broken bread and cup overflowing remind us of the death and resurrection of Christ as well as granting us hope for the future. Our hope is born of our ability to walk in newness of life in...

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Weekly Confession: Jan. 1st

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often fail to trust and obey Your Law (Luke 2:22-24). We confess that we frequently forget that Christ came to offer salvation in the pr...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 25th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often fail to be patient with Your perfect sovereign timing (Luke 2:1-7). We confess that we infrequently see ourselves as truly lowly a...

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Baptism Letter: Dec. 18th

Dear Baptized Ones, We have the benefit of witnessing the baptism of Ellie Street on Sunday, Dec. 18th. Daniel and Greta recognize that Ellie is the wonderful answer to prayer from God that they had (and we had) anticipated for so long. They desire that she would grow up knowing this God that lovingly fashioned her as a covenant gift in His perfect but mysterious timin...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 18th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often fail to rejoice with our neighbors for the mercy and grace that they have received from You (Luke 1:56-58). We confess that we are slow ...

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Communion Letter: Dec. 11th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we will have the opportunity to celebrate the most amazing of gifts: our redemption, forever accomplished by the finished work of Christ. Compared to so much of the glam and glitter that deck the halls at this time of year, the bread and the cup are remarkably simple. Like Mary, they are humble and ordinary. And yet, also li...

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Weekly Confession: Dec. 11th

Gracious and Merciful Father, We come before you to confess our sin as Your redeemed and beloved children. May Your Spirit alone convict us of our sin and remind us of our pardon in Christ through repentance. We confess that we often fail to magnify You Lord and rejoice in You as Savior (Luke 1:46-50). We confess that we are frequently prideful choosing to trust i...

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