Dec. 22, 2016
Dear Hyde Park Family,
Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”
On behalf of the staff and lay leadership of Hyde Park United Methodist, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a joyous new year!
Peace, Love, Hope, and Joy,
The Rev. Magrey deVega
Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist
Visit our website to learn about our twelve services between Dec. 23-25. Sign up to help with hospitality, and consider worshipping at one of our off-peak worship hours at 3 p.m., 7 p.m., or 11 p.m. In addition, all Sanctuary services will be available for viewing online at hydeparkumc.org/live.
Join us for one service on Christmas morning at 10:30 a.m. It will be a fun, casual, family-friendly service featuring carols, prayers, and a rhyming sermon. The service will also be available online, and you are welcome to come dressed in your pajamas!
Starting Jan. 1, we begin a new four-week series on the meaning and importance of worship in our spiritual lives. For more information, visit our website. In addition, my Midweek Message will take a short break for the holiday, and will return Thursday, Jan. 12. Happy New Year!
YEAR-END GIVING AND PLEDGE CARDS
Thank you so much, Hyde Park, for your wonderful generosity over this past year. Help us finish the year strong by postmarking your 2016 gifts by Dec. 31, or dropping your gift off at the office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Also, if you have not yet turned in your pledge card for 2017, please help us make accurate plans for next year. Online pledge cards are available here.