The Original Christmas Playlist
22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout,
waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.
34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed
35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:22-35 ESV
à How did Simeon know Mary & Joseph’s child was the Messiah?
à Who is Jesus?
Since we have seen the Light, we are to help others see the Light!
Jesus is the reason for…
Communion: We will observe the Lord's supper on Dec. 13th.
(If you would like to pick up your elements at the church to participate at home, please email us here)
Children's Ministry: News
COG Kids Christmas Celebration
Every Sunday during the 10:00 service, we will be in-person with Christmas crafts, Bible stories, lighting the advent candles and other fun activities. Don't miss this opportunity to get together with other kids and celebrate Jesus together! Sign up here or contact Nancy@communityofgrace.com for more information.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
We will have two Christmas eve services on December 24th. We are asking you to click here to reserve your spots for either the 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm service. We will also stream the 5:00 pm service for those who choose to watch from home.
Lottie Moon Missions Offering:
Lottie Moon was a Southern Baptist Missionary to China in 1885-1912. She was instrumental in the creation of the Women's Missionary Union, where today there are over a million members. This said, we are doing our annual fundraising and this year, our goal is $7500.00. I know that we can do this church. These funds go (100%) to help missionaries all over the world. Please enjoy this quick video for information. If you are writing a check, please specify in the memo line it is for Lottie Moon.
Community Toy Drive: We know that 2020 has been hard on our community and we are going to help make Christmas a little brighter. We are asking Community of Grace and our extended Community to donate new unwrapped toys, games, and clothes for children ages 6 months thru 16 years old. We would like to provide wrapping paper and or Christmas bags if possible. We will be collecting these gifts from December 6th - 20th at the Community of Grace office and then handing them out to those in need on December 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 am - 12 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm. We have flyers printed for you to take and give to your neighbors in the foyer. If you have questions or want to help out, email Anita@communityofgrace.com.
Women's Ministry Virtual Conference:
Self-Care is not Selfish!
-Your mental health is a priority
-Your happiness is important
-Your spiritual care is a necessity
-Your self-care is fundamental
Join Women's Ministry at Community of Grace for the First Annual Self-Care Virtual Conference. Ladies of all ages welcome!
Date: January 23, 2021
Please click here or email here for zoom information and conference materials
Child Evangelism Fellowship:
Good News Club meetups will be every third Thursday from December thru January at COG from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. This group is for elementary-aged children.
Masks are required during the Good News Club get-togethers at COG. You can register online or download the registration form. If you have questions or want to be a helper/leader, you can email Kathleen Chandler or call her at 720-621-3602.
Southeast Aurora Christian Homeschool Co-op
If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact Lisa Dole at 720-299-4801, or visit our Facebook page at SE Aurora Christian Co-op for meeting dates. We would love to have you keep this group in your prayers as well.
Sunday Prayer Time:
Join the The prayer team on Sunday mornings via Zoom from 8:00 am - 8:30 am. The link and login is the same every week.
Meeting ID: 598 261 804