Happy Thanksgiving

Here’s a video message for you from Pastor Ryan:

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Overlooked Aspects of the Christmas Story

Many of us will read the Christmas Story out of the Bible with our families in the coming days, and if you’re like me, the parts that stand out are the angel appearing to the shepherds, the faithfulness of the shepherds who went to find Jesus right away, and Mary “treasuring” the information the shepherds shared with her.

In this excerpt from his Christmas devotional, pastor and author Paul Tripp reflects on three aspects of the Christmas story that are often overlooked. Please take three minutes to watch this short video.

May you have a blessed holiday season as you reflect on the sacrifice, honesty and glory of our Savior.

Opportunity: Adopt An Evangelist

Hi Home Group Leaders! We are including a special invitation from Pastor Paul Moffett this month, Senior Associate Pastor and Pastor of Missions. As you consider who you might give to for Christmas, we invite you to consider praying for and financially supporting one of the attached evangelists. Lighthouse has 4 SAIL (Southeast Asia Institute of Leadership) evangelists that would appreciate your love and support. Attached is the name and a description of each evangelist that needs monthly support. Lighthouse partners with SAIL and Project 92 to support their evangelist missionary team. The missionary team are SAIL graduates who are now on the front-lines as pioneer missionaries in their area. They are all operating in the 10/40 Window (The area of the most unreached people groups.)

Would you please pray and decide, as a home group, if you will share the cost and commit to giving $40.00 each month, as a group, to one of the attached evangelists? As an example, this means that your group would “adopt” one evangelist. Then if you have 10 people in your home group, each person would contribute to the group fund an amount of $4.00 per person or $8.00 per couple per month. This is only $48 a month!

Please email Pastor Paul Moffett at paul@lighthousehome.org with the name of your Home Group, group leader, and the evangelist you would like to support. He will then contact your group leader to finalize the commitment and discuss how to contribute the monthly funds.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support of these evangelists and families who are sharing the gospel in hard to reach places.

Merry Christmas!

Be sure to stop by the office to pick up your gift the next time you’re at church.

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Have a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December Sermon Discussion Questions

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This Christmas season we’ll continue to journey through the Book of Matthew. Here are the sermon discussion questions for December (click on the link or find in the Documents section to download and print).

You’ll notice there aren’t any questions for the weekend of December 10-11. That weekend you’re invited to The Christmas Experience, the children’s program that will be presented during each service of the weekend.

We also don’t have questions for the weekend of December 24-25. Please join us for Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24 at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. There will be no church services on Sunday, December 25. Have a blessed and very, merry Christmas day!

What Are You Thankful For?

This week, many of us will sit around the dinner table and discuss what we are most thankful for. Sometimes the answer is obvious, and sometimes we struggle. This video (less than three minutes) keeps it real. Watch.

From all of us at Lighthouse, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Happy New Year

As we enter a new season I’d like to remind you of a couple of important upcoming dates.

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The More & Better Discipleship Workshop is Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This workshop provides a practical plan for every leader who wants to help the people they serve to take the next step of spiritual growth. Discipleship will be demystified, offering a clear design for helping someone grow as a disciple. If you serve at Lighthouse – whether you’re an experienced leader or someone who has never discipled another believer – More and Better is for you. This two-and-a-half hour workshop is a practical resource, spurring one another on, to a life of love and service to God.

BONUS – the first 75 people who register and attend the workshop will receive a free copy of Multiply by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving. This book is one of the resources we will recommend at the workshop and is specially designed to use in discipleship relationships. Childcare is available for children through Kindergarten age with pre-registration. Register online here.

 

Groups Leaders Retreat is Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Details coming soon, save the date!

 

I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year celebration!

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