by John Matkin on December 18, 2020
January 15, 2021
Dear Dickinson Family and Friends,
One of my favorite Christmas carols is Love Came Down at Christmas. It’s not the greatest of tunes and it doesn’t have any catchy phrases. But, it has just about the simplest, most straight-forward statement about what actually happened on the first Christmas - love came down.
We are reminded of God’s statement to Moses at the burning bush, “I have observed the misery of my people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors. I know about their sufferings, and I have come down to rescue them… (Exodus 3:7-8). We hear it in the Nicene Creed, also: “We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God… for us and for our salvation he came down from heaven.” This is God moving TOWARD us. This is God moving FOR us. This is God LOVING us.
This Christmas Eve, we’ll be celebrating Love coming down, for us and for our salvation. We’ve added a fourth Christmas Eve service because social distancing requirements means we need to limit the number of persons in the sanctuary at the same time. We are using a reservation system to make sure we keep each service to 125 persons: click on the link below to make your in-person reservations.
We will also live stream and record the first two Christmas Eve services, so church members and friends can worship with us while safely remaining at home, if necessary.