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December 15, 2016

We've been in waiting mode... Advent.  A time of waiting.  Look at these onlookers (sled dogs) just waiting to pull somebody on a sled.  They are waiting for you at the YMCA of the Rockies, near Fraser/Winter Park.  They need the exercise.    

Our Advent 2016 Message Series: The Genealogy of Matthew: A Bloodline of Grace is filled with grace.  Story after story highlighting God's grace in spite of human sin.  Grace is not easy to understand, define, or come to know.  It is best experienced.    

The root of 'grace' is charis in Greek, "I rejoice, I am glad."  Grace is over and above.  Grace is undeserved receiving, forgiveness, lavish love.  Grace is my daughters and my wife Deone.  Grace is my cousin giving us a car after we totaled the family vehicle.  Grace is food on the table, a roof over my head, clothes on my body.  It's ripe peaches on top of vanilla ice cream.  Its a sunbeam piercing through an overcast sky.  A brilliant autumn aspen tree standing against dark pines.  Its a lightning bolt that emblazons the stormy night sky.  Its the smell in the air after a fresh spring rain.  Grace is almost impossible to describe.  It is the power behind life, the sustainer of everyday life, and the continual giver of new life.  Grace is an infinite gift.  

Grace is God's love in and through Jesus Christ, who lavished grace on us who had in no way earned it and who barely have the ability to receive it.  What makes God's grace so amazing?  "That while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 

"For to us a child is born, unto us a Savior is given."  May you receive the wonderful gift of Jesus.  

See you Sunday - AMAZING GRACE!  

Pastor Mark

Christmas Caroling Party Tonight (Thursday 12/15). Meet at Crestview at 6 pm
Everyone Welcome!

This Sunday, Choir Service 9:30 am

This Sunday, Teen/College Holiday Night 6:30 pm at the Scheeres
Lets decorate Christmas Cookies and hang out! Hosted by the Scheeres family at their house, we will gather on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Special Announcement
Grandmother who just got custody of 3 grandkids needs help with Christmas gifts. Peter will have a card on Sunday with ideas or donations accepted after church. Call Peter at 720 470 4055 or email Thanks. 
Message Schedule for Fall, 2016 
12/18        Advent 4: Babette's Feast - A Story of Costly Grace     John 3:16
12/24        Christmas Eve: A Bloodline of Grace: Mary                   Luke 2, Matthew 1
12/25        Merry Christmas!  A Savior is Born!  (No worship service - family time!)

1/1            Guest Speaker: Roger Tinklenberg

Download Schedule for Fall, 2016
Digging Deeper
12/11         Message Reflection       Pastor Mark Quist
12/18         Message Reflection       Pastor Mark Quist

12/25         Merry Christmas!  A Savior is Born!  (No download - family time!)
1/1             Message Reflection       Roger Tinklenberg

One Small Child

One Small Child - Dec 18
Children ages 2 through 14 years old (8th grade) will be participating in the Dec. 18th service, singing One Small Child with the choir. Please arrive on Sunday for practice to start at 8:45AM in the sanctuary.

Teen/College Holiday Night
Lets decorate Christmas Cookies and hang out! Hosted by the Scheeres family at their house, we will gather on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 6:30-8:30pm. We invite teens and college students, and you are welcome to bring a friend (this is for the students only... sorry parents :)). Email Jackie if you need directions, carpool, or have questions:

Dwell & Teen Loft (Sunday School) is from 10:45 - 11:30am. Younger kids classes meet in rooms near the east entrance. Middle & high school class meets in the loft above the sanctuary. We will have Sunday School 12/18, then no classes during winter break. Classes will resume on 1/8/17.
Save The Date   
Ths, 12/15     Christmas Caroling Party, 6 pm
Sun, 12/18     Choir Service, 9:30 am
Sun, 12/18     Teen/College Holiday Night, 5:30-7:30 at the Scheeres' home
Sat,  12/24     Christmas Eve Service, 4:30 pm

Sun, 12/25     Merry Christmas! No Christmas morning service
Sat,  1/14       Winter Trails Snow Shoeing at Rocky Mountain National Park!

Bookcase Needed For Church Library
If you have a bookcase that is light to medium oak color measuring approximately 32"x48"x12", and you would like to find it a good home, please get in touch with Barb Tinklenberg.

Crestview events can also be viewed on the church Calendar

We are a community of faith glorifying God, becoming like Christ, and building God's Kingdom. Because of God’s incredible love for us, we love one another deeply and share the hope we have in Jesus. By the Power of the Holy Spirit, we do this through: * Life-giving worship * Teaching God’s Word * Caring for one another * Serving our neighbors * Engaging our community * Sharing our resources.

We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!
Crestview Church
3665 Madison Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 444-5780
Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m.


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