"For to 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."
Come and join Christ the Vine as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! This year we have two Christmas celebrations. Our Christmas Eve service will take place on Wed., December 24th at 7pm. Pastor Bartelt will play the guitar as we sing Christmas carols and hear from God's Word the amazing account of Christ's birth as foretold by prophets, proclaimed by angels, and seen with human eyes. On Thursday, Dec. 25th at 10am, join us again as we open our eyes in the light of a new day that Jesus ushers in with his incarnation. Bring your visiting friends and families. Children are more than welcome!
May God richly bless your Christmas preparations. May he keep you focused on Christ, God's Christmas present to us. May God bring you and your families together with the peace that we have in Christ Jesus our Savior.
"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever." Join us for worship on Wednesday, Nov. 26th and give thanks to your God with worship and song. Our worship will be a more relaxed and quieter evening service. Thanksgiving is a time to focus the heart on God who has given us so much and has given up so much more for us. Following the service, we will join in a bit of fun and fellowship with several different types of pie to enjoy!
Sing to the Lord a New Song
On Nov. 30, CTV welcomes singer/songwriter Stephen Bautista. Stephen will help beautify our worship with his guitar and his voice. Stephen is a WELS member from Las Vegas, Nevada, and a full-time Christian Music Missionary that seeks to "enlighten the lost and encourage the found" with his original, Christ-centered music. Listeners enthusiastically describe Bautista as having a similar musical and vocal style to that of James Taylor, but with lyrics that convey a solid Gospel message.
He tours the country sharing his music with WELS churches in both concerts and worship services. Stephen has two Nashville-produced CDs available for purchase. His music is also available online at www.StephenBautistaMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon, and most other online outlets.
Please consider supporting Stephen's music mission by purchasing his CDs and/or contributing a freewill offering that will help him continue spreading the Gospel with his music. For more information about Stephen and his music, visit him at the link above.
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