December 20 Coffee Church Highlights

Sunday was our Christmas service and truly beautiful!!!  Thank you to everybody who served on Sunday to make it magical all the way around!

We borrowed Prairie High School’s grand piano for worship and it was AMAZING!!!  Wasn’t that sound with Christmas carols about the most gorgeous thing ever?  I absolutely love the story of Christ’s birth and our Christian heritage.  I just cry at the idea that our KING started out as the most humble and innocent creature on the planet.

One of my most favorite aspects of the Christmas story is actually Mary.  I think all the time of the scrutiny she must have faced as an unmarried, pregnant woman and yet she carried out God’s plan with full submission to His will.  Following God is often a very difficult task and yet Mary did it with grace and peace.  A great testimony to all of us as Jesus asks the difficult tasks of obedience for us.

Thank you for those of you who gave us gifts.  We appreciate you thinking of us!  It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this church.  My heart is grateful for each of you!

The kid’s ministry all heard the message of Jesus.  Gina took Tiny Town and made sure our toddlers got understood the story of Jesus with crafts and lessons.  Thank you for loving our toddlers!  Andrea knocked it out of the park with our older kids as well!  They did a Christmas sock drive and are donating a big boxes of warm socks to a local homeless shelter for the cold months ahead.  Way to go, kids!!!

Every year our church takes the last Sunday off for a Sabbath rest, so we will not be having our regular service next week! This is a chance for our teams to take a break and rest in the finished work of Jesus. We invite you to take that Sunday, be with your family, read His Word and pray forGod’s will in your life.

All tax-deductible year end giving can be done by December 31 online at or mailed to North Creek Church, 13023 NE Hwy 99 Suite 7-17, Vancouver, WA 98685.  We need about $30,000 to cover all the costs through the end of the year without dipping into savings.  We would appreciate any last minute gifts you can send in as this is a reachable goal for us.  Thank you for support North Creek all year!

I hope you have a truly incredible Christmas.  It may or may not be filled with friends and family.  You may find yourself stressed or frustrated. You may not get the gifts you want.  You may struggle with the fact that you couldn’t financially give the gifts you want… But one thing that I pray for you is this:  I pray for a moment.  A moment when Christ captures your heart and you feel His incredible presence from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.  I pray He meets you and reminds you of His glory.  The rest is simply details.

He is an awe-inspiring Savior.  May that never be lost in our hearts.

Merry Christmas!



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