Nov 23, 2022 / 7:30 pm / Thanksgiving Eve Communion

Psalm 106:1 “Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Family, turkey, and football are wonderful activities for the holiday of Thanksgiving, but we must be mindful of our worship and deference to the abundant grace and mercy of God we enjoy every day as children of God. To bind us together as believers for this holiday we are providing the opportunity to share our thankfulness at the Eucharistic table of Christ on the eve of Thanksgiving. We will gather in the sanctuary and partake of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Invite your family and friends to gather with us. Praise the Lord, He is good.

Nov 24, 2022 / 11 am / Thanksgiving dinner

There are many among us that do not have family close enough to visit with them and share a meal together. Our area is filled with military and government families that are often far from family and home. Open Gate is reaching out to our church body and providing a meal and a time of comradery to lift our hearts and spirits on the great day. We will convene at 11:AM and enjoy turkey, ham and the trimmings until 2:00 PM. All are welcome. Drop by for coffee and dessert or pull up a chair and loosen your belt for the thanksgiving feast. We love you and hope you will find fellowship and joy with us this Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 27th – Dec 18th / Advent Sundays

Advent begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving and these four Sundays will draw our focus and direct our hearts in worship, to the advent of Christ our Messiah as proclaimed by the prophets and witnessed by the apostles and the world. Make every effort to involve your family in this celebration of the Word made flesh. Our hope, our redemption, our soon coming King. Advent; rejoice!

Saturday, Dec. 3rd / 9 am / Advent Seminar

I can’t think of a single event that is more impactful or revelatory than the coming of Christ to the planet earth. While many struggle with the virgin birth, the dual nature of Christ (perfect God/perfect man) still the truth is clear for all to see that hunger to know God and His plan of salvation for men. This seminar will be a life changing time of learning and fellowship in the word of God. No fee, free lunch, and uplifting doctrinal truth. Tis the season to be grounded in the truth of so great a salvation. Hope you’re able to place this on your calendar.

Sunday, Dec. 11th / 5 pm / Annual Christmas Potluck

Every year we gather for food, music, laughter, and the dreaded twelve days of Christmas song. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite family and friends to meet our Open Gate family. More information will be shared soon. Mark this date on your calendar and rejoice; “unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.”

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Christmas Services

Saturday, Dec. 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 7:30 PM

Sunday, Dec. 25th – Christmas Day Prayer Service 11:00 AM

Remember this is the apex of Advent. Don’t miss these services. We have the opportunity to share the good news of the gospel with those that may not ever attend church any other time of the year. Be diligent and honor your King. Merry Christmas the Savior is born.

Wednesday, Dec. 28th / 7:30 pm / Christmas Movie night Popcorn & PJs

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is an excellent time to reach out to our young people and engage in wholesome family fun. Wednesday of this week we will fire up the TV screens in the sanctuary and watch a great movie, pop some popcorn, and sneak in some candy and other great treats. Comfortable chairs, sleeping bags, and hot chocolate will be the order of the day. Make sure the children are ready and make plans to carry them to the car after they fall asleep. I have heard the Butch Sanders maybe wearing his Spiderman PJs. Hope to see you there. Happy New Year!!!