Dear Friends in Christ,
"My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." So Mary sang when she learned that she would give birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
When the angels visited the shepherds on Christmas night, they announced "good news of great joy."
And when the star led the wise men to the Christ-child, they "rejoiced exceedingly with great joy."
Christmas is a time for joy, enjoyment, and rejoicing.
We have joy in the season, many enjoy time with family and friends, and most of all, we all rejoice that God has become man, that the Son of God has taken on our flesh in order to bear our sin and become our savior.
We at the Henry home rejoice also that we will celebrate this wonderful festival again with all of you, our dear friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
This will be our 5th Christmas as pastor and family here, and we continue to enjoy our fellowship and to be filled with gratitude and love toward you all.
Thank you for the support, encouragement, and confidence you have shown toward us, and we look forward to sharing 2018 with you.
Please know you remain fondly in our thoughts and prayers.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Sincerely Yours in the Light of the Christ-child,
Pastor & Laura Henry
Johnny, Luke, Silas, & Molly June
Advent and Christmas, 2017