By Pastor Peter McLewin

As 2018 comes to a close, we have so much to be grateful for to the Lord. We have become much more aware of how good He has been to us. We have grown in ways we could never have imagined as we launched into 2018 back in January. I am grateful for the privilege of serving as your pastor for another year and grateful for the extraordinary people whom the Lord draws to fellowship with us. Margaret and I invite you to join us for a Christmas Open House at our home on Thursday, December 20th, at 7:00pm.

TAKE TIME FOR JESUS: This issue of Inglescribe closes out 2018 and launches us into what the Lord has for us in January of 2019. In the midst of all the gift buying and social events on your calendar, we hope you will take time to celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ, who was born of the Virgin Mary and is the central figure of the Christmas story.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY DINNER : In January of 2015 Neal and Kaori got together to give away bagged lunches to homeless people. Since then, “Taking It to the Streets” has served over 5,000 meals to homeless people. On December 8th Neal and his team are planning a special Christmas Outreach to homeless people. Please help if you can. (See page 5.) Then on December 9th, following our Sunday morning worship service, join us for our Christmas Family Dinner.

LIVE NATIVITY: There is always something special about Live Nativity at Ingleside. Every year someone taking the tour for their first time says, “I’ve driven by for years and always meant to stop. I’m so glad I did.” We are, too! Why not make this your year to take the tour with us back to Bethlehem? See the front page for details.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service is a long-standing tradition at Ingleside. Join us for a quiet moment of worship and reflection before all the excitement and drama of Christmas morning unfolds.

THE NEW YEAR: I am looking forward to a great year in the Lord in 2019. Many prophetic voices believe the Lord is going to bring another wave of spiritual revival to our land. I have looked for and prayed for revival for many years. Join us on January 9th for Power Surge with Tyler Johnson and Tanya Dunton leading worship. Power Surge nights are a forerunner to revival in our community and city. Come expecting a touch from the Lord.

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Psalm 85:6


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