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Luke 2:20

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen and heard, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:20) Pastor John’s Notes: Worship is our part in God’s activity. God displays his wonders and we respond in praise and thanksgiving. The shepherds, after seeing all that God had done, gave glory and praise to God. This is our role as well. Whenever God acts, we can respond in praise. Even as we read…

Luke 2:19

But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. (Luke 2:19) Pastor John’s Notes: Meditation is a spiritual discipline that has fallen by the wayside and needs to be recovered. Meditation is intentional thinking about something that has taken place. Through meditation, we think all around a subject or event until we have seen every angle. And even when we have done this and believe we have explored the matter thoroughly, as we continue…

Luke 2:16-18

They (the shepherds) hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. (Luke 2:16-18) Pastor John’s Notes: The shepherds could not contain themselves. They went to see if what they had been told was true, and found that it was! And there they worshipped him.…

Luke 2:15

When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:15) Pastor John’s Notes: After seeing the vision, the shepherds could have just dismissed what they had seen as ridiculous or irrelevant and went back to sleep. It sometimes happens that God reveals to us his glorious truth yet we shrug our shoulders and return…

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3050 Marietta Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601

  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional
    Sunday 10 a.m. Contemporary
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