“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’” (Luke 2:10-11)
Even as we celebrate this Christmas season, we are aware that there are many things happening in the world as though God was never incarnated in Christ in Bethlehem, as if God is absent from this world. Even as some of us visit the Christmas markets and attend the parties and church services, we know that many other people living in our global family are asking “Where is God today?”
The message of Christmas, encountered in the midst of world conflict, is that even if we feel that God is far away from us, God is present here with us. God has been made flesh, incarnated in Bethlehem. The Good News rings forth through the centuries: A Child is born! Do not be afraid! The Good News proclaimed by the angels to the shepherds in the fields centuries ago still rings true: God is with us today. Although the poor and oppressed can feel abandoned, God is born among them. The challenge for Christians today is to prepare our hearts so Christ can reside in us in our broken, globalized world. At Christmas, we must not focus only on trials, instead on how God continues to be incarnate even in the midst of all the problems we face. When we find Jesus as Emmanuel, God’s perfect love casts out our fear as it happened with the shepherds on the first Christmas. I pray that each of you will find joy in the person of Jesus and the presence of God this Christmas season so you are strengthened and encouraged.
May God bless you. Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Adult and Children Sunday School 9:00 am
Worship Services 10:10 am every Sunday
Choir Practice Wednesdays 7 pm
Growing your faith in the Lord is rewarding when you have a faithful Shepherd. Our congregation is led by Pastor Percy Smerek. Come witness one of his thoughtful and inspiring sermons this Sunday. Communion Sundays, held the first & third Sundays, are traditional in verse and song. Contemporary Services, on alternating Sundays, often highlight local musicians with praise hymns.
Women’s Kairos At Lockhart
Via De Christo at Camp Chrysalis
Who We Are
We believe in creating a faith community that's as rooted in the gospels as it is in one another. Join us next Sunday and see how our community comes together to praise.
Located in the midst of the LBJ State and National parks, across the Pedernales River from President Johnson's ranch between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas.
This congregation traces its history to 1902, when it was organized in the Albert, Texas schoolhouse. A sanctuary was built here in 1904, and existing structure was erected in 1928. Worship services were conducted in the German language until 1950. A fine example of the Gothic revival style of architecture, the church features fine details in its arched window and door openings, Gothic steeple, and original pressed metal siding. Recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1989, the grounds also encompass our historical cemetery.
Our outreach programs help bring the gospels to life in our community & worldwide.
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