Advent 2020

  No one saw this coming. What a year. Word’s fail me. The good news is that God never fails. Bless his holy name. We have come to the observation of Advent. Our hope is built on the faithfulness of God’s word and the fulfilment of his promises.

   Advent is the thoughtful and public confession of our firm belief in the coming of Christ to this planet as a man, the word made flesh, to live among us and ultimately redeem us by his cruel and tortuous death on the cross. 

   “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”

   “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

   Join us every Sunday morning for the celebration of Advent. The lighting of the Advent candles. The reading of scripture. The singing of hymns and choruses of praise and adoration. The fellowship of our great hope in the Word made flesh. Find strength in the promise of his second Advent. He has come and he will come again!

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve

   Mark your calendar to participate with us on Christmas Eve in the lighting of the Christ candle of Advent and Holy Communion. Our service will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 7:45 PM. Music, Communion, lighting of the Christ candle, and a rendition of the Christmas Hallelujah song by Pastor Mark. 

   We have hopefully scheduled the service time to co-inside with your Christmas dinner parties and family get togethers. You can make this a Christ centered Christmas by including worship and fellowship in your itinerary. It is always a happy and uplifting time as we worship the promised Christ child on Christmas Eve. If you have any questions please contact the church office either by email or phone. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Day 

December 25th, 2020, at 11:00 AM Open Gate will join together for prayer and worship. Carols, scripture readings, testimonies, and fellowship with be the order of the day. This is the birthday of the King. 

“Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3 

No better place to be than the house of our God on this wonderful day. Please prayerfully consider honoring the King by lifting your singing and heart in worship this coming Christmas day. Merry Christmas!

Wednesdays Bible Study / Genesis / 7:30 PM

Genesis. This word means origin. We will undertake the study of this marvelous book in the Old Testament. How did it all begin? Who wrote this masterful account of our creation, our fall, and our future? Why are we still accepting this as the counsel of God? Does science make this book obsolete and unbelievable?

Make sure you make plans to join us for our study in the book of Genesis over the next few months. Your questions and insights will make this a study emphasis to remember. This would be a great time to invite friends and neighbors to join with us in fellowship in the word.

Online Giving

Remember you can give to Open Gate Ministries on line. The website is available for you to conveniently support the outreach and daily administrative efforts of Open Gate. You can dispense with the hassle of checks, envelopes, and the trips to the bank teller machine to bring cash. Our site is secure and the procedure is simple; user friendly. Take advantage to the ease in giving online. Thank you for supporting Open Gate Ministries. Blessings