Christmas Eve SERVICE, no really!
The #1 definition of the word service according to Miriam Webster’s Dictionary is “the occupation or function of serving or meeting the need of another.” In church circles we’ve turned to the #3 Webster’s definition of “a form followed in worship or in ceremony.” Both are necessary part of practicing faith, but FORM (the attractional, low participatory worship service) is definitely what we tend to be thinking of when we use the words service and church together today. The FUNCTION (being occupied with doing something to meet the need of another) is relegated to us professionals or those who are spiritually mature. This is another topic for another day, but tomorrow Bridge Church will hold a literal Christmas Eve SERVICE. We’ll be serving others at two or more locations. I can’t think of a better way to worship the Savior who “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” Philippians 2:7.
Christmas Eve Service Opportunities tomorrow:
– 10am-12noon – Serve cups of Chili to the homeless living under I-10 in New Orleans. Contact Wayne for more info – 985.320.8456.
– 3-5pm – Oak Villa Mobile Home Park. We’ll be serving hot chocolate, etc. to residents as well as placing a gift at each door. We’ll have a visit from the Chic Fil A Santa Claus too.
Take one or both of these opportunities and make Incarnational Service a part of your family Christmas tradition. You should still have time to make it to a traditional Christmas Eve Worship Gathering if you’d like.