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posted Dec 8, 2013, 11:42 AM by St. Peter CSI Church Los Angeles
Dear all,

Advent Sunday (December1st) is another landmark turning-point in the Church season. It is the harbinger of the Good News of the birth of Christ.

Advent is an invitation to enter into a different framework of our mind, an openness to the possibility of Christ birthing a newness and freshness into our life and faith. Further, the joy of Christ’s coming is to be welcomed afresh and anew. 

This years’ Carol Service will embrace the themes of ‘Joy, Love and Peace’, through the songs, and ‘Good News’, through the performance of our Sunday School children. Indeed, the fundamental good news that the coming of Christ brings us on its wings is a universal invitation to use a different template (to use an I T imagery); a new template of ‘Joy, Love and Peace’ on which we choose to write our life story, our life experiences, our ups and downs and the thick and thins of our lives. Let the self emptying of God in Christ be the background color which will shade everything that we write. We might choose different fonts to suit the script. That is what life is all about.

Advent also was an invitation to be part of the Good News of the Kingdom of God; a Kingdom with new value systems and new view of the lives of others; a new template on which you would embed and view the lives of others.

What makes our life journey different would be the life-meaning that we derive out of our faith in Christ, who was born in a manger, because there was no room in the inn. Despite that, Jesus, the Christ-child, turned out to be the Good News, bringing Joy, Love and Peace on earth.

May this Christmas season be a season of JOY, LOVE and PEACE.
May 2014 bring you God’s continued grace.
May our Carol Service (Dec. 15th) and Carol Rounds be a source of joyful celebration and deed meaning.

May I also remind you about our conference call Christmas Service at 9 AM on the 25th. Our Midnight Covenant Service will be at 11.30PM on December 31st. I urge all families to set apart these times for worship when you plan your schedules.

Yours in Christ,

George Oommenachen
November 30th 2013