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If any of you have ever read or studied the book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by the late Stephen Covey, you'll know the first habit is be proactive. It's about taking responsibility for our lives. While our family shapes us, Covey recognizes we have a choice. Proactive people are response-able. They don't blame everything on genetics, circumstances or conditioning for their behavior. They choose their behavior.
Reactive people, on the other hand, are affected by their physical environment. They allow themselves to be shaped by external forces and everyone around them, and it often affects their response. They may use language like I can't, I have to, if only. Covey helps people realize you have the freedom to choose your response. With that in mind the second habit is begin with the end in mind. This habit is based on imagination and helps a person to envision in their mind what they can't presently see with their eyes. It's called vision. It's often what we hear in the Bible. God's vision for our lives.
As we begin Advent, this is precisely what God had in mind. God begins with the end in mind as the prophecies of Isaiah speak into our lives. Isaiah speaks into the future, the vision that God had, to bring Jesus Christ into the world to offer us hope, love, and life. It all boils down to choice. Will you be proactive and choose life?
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined, "For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9: 2,6
Peace, Light and Love,
Join us for Christmas Eve Worship
4:30 p.m. "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
An interactive, informal, family-friendly worship service for everyone from babies through grandparents. Come and share Jesus' joy with Christmas songs, storytelling, birthday cake and glow sticks.
7:00 p.m. Children's Choirs and Women's
Chorus. In this service for all ages you'll hear Trinity's Carol & Wesley Choirs, a Women's Chorus and piano music. Scripture will be read by candlelight. Come and enjoy the Christmas story. Childcare provided.
9:00 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
This beautiful traditional service will include pipe organ, the Chancel Choir, Christmas carols, an inspirational message, Holy Communion, and the traditional singing of "Silent Night" by candlelight. Childcare provided.
Eulogy is the New Worship Gathering!
Join us for our next preview Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9am. Learn more at Facebook.com/Trinity/Euology.