Monday, December 21, 2009

The Christmas Story

Luke 2

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And everyone went to his own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:1-20 (NIV)

Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Final Musical Performance!

Sunday's musical "From Our Herd to Your Herd", performed by CrewKID members, was a smashing success. The students were brilliant and did an amazing job. As a CrewKID Director I couldn't be more proud. It has been awesome to see the way God has worked in the children's department of our church. Largely, that has come from excellent leadership. So thank you Mary, Becky, Melinda, Jeff, Jan, Gina and Cory for your dedication on Wednesday nights. Your service to the Lord by teaching our children has now, and will have future great reward. "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 (NIV).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CrewKID Christmas Musical!

The CrewKIDs have spent the autumn season working on a short Christmas musical, "From Our Herd to Your Herd." The picture below shows four of them faithfully practicing, singing and getting their lines memorized. Naturally there was a little clowning around, but the kids have worked hard and done an amazing job. Thanks to the help of a few dedicated women in the church, the students have costumes consisting of cowboy hats, bandannas and western vests.

On December 9th the kids performed at Manor Care Retirement Facility to great reviews. They did a fantastic job remembering their lines, and singing loudly enough for the people in the back to hear.

They will have a final dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 12th from 10-11:30am (with snacks to follow), followed by a performance for the congregation during the Sunday morning worship service on the 13th. The students have worked diligently and are pleased with their accomplishment. We hope you can make it on Sunday for their performance.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Welcome to the new blog of Driscoll Baptist Church (don't bother looking for the old one, it never existed). We are excited to share with you all the events, activities, photos and happenings taking place in our congregation. We welcome your comments, thoughts and questions, so don't be shy.