Weekly Article - 12/7/14

Golden Valley Christian Church



            In 1818, an obscure organist named Franz Gruber composed the music for a poem written by his friend, a priest, named Joseph Mohr.  On Christmas eve, the two men sang the song with a simple guitar accompaniment.  When the organ builder came to repair the organ, he learned of the beautiful song, and shared it with two Austrian families of traveling singers, who then added the "Song of Heaven" to their Christmas repertoire.  This song, now known as "Silent Night," has become one of the most beloved Christmas hymns of all time.  The composers, however, remained obscure and impoverished until their deaths.


            Last Sunday night, a group from Golden Valley Christian Church experienced an evening of caroling and a soup supper.  A very enjoyable time was reported by all.  Thanks to Georgia and Jo Ann for the wonderful soup.


            We are truly saddened by the death of Jerry Harris.  Our church family joins his family in the mourning of this dear friend.


            Bro. Tim's message was taken from Luke 2:13-14, entitled "The Gift of Peace."  Referring to many scriptures, Bro. Tim pointed out how Jesus had entered this world to bring us peace.  The apostle Paul talked about the kind of peace he had in Phil. 4:12.  There will always be sadness and sorrow because sin entered the world, and we will have dark days in our lives, but we are assured that God will always be there for us.  Give thanks to our Lord Jesus.


            The Bible challenge question is:  "What prophecy concerning Jesus did Simeon tell to Mary?'"  (Luke 2:25-35)


            The Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Our Sunday Bible classes begin at 9:30 AM, and morning worship is at 10:30 AM.  Our full-time minister is Bro. Tim Randall (office phone #660-890-0252), and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.


            Thought for the week:  "The danger of Christmas is . . . you might see God and be changed.'" -- Copied