2 In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2 This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3 Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 4 Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David’s city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. 5 He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant. 6 While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. 7 She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom.
Luke 2:17 CEB
On this day we celebrate the birth of our saviour. I pray that you will be blest with family, friends and great grace. Remembering that He came to touch our world, and express the lifestyle of a servant. Reflecting the Father's intentions for us, showing us by His life the ultimate gift of love and sacrifice one for another.
Merry Christmas dear church family. I pray the blessings of God overtake you, and His joy fills any sadness with gladness this holiday season.
Next month at our Gathering we will formally be installing The Craft family as our new Administrative Coordinators for the ministry of Covenant of Grace Ministry and Fellowship. They will be acting in my place in many areas as did Skip and Mary, and will do a fabulous job in strengthening, helping and assisting the work of God. We will be posting updates on our website later this week at cgmfinc.com.
The last few weeks with all the snow has seen us with a lot of disrupted Neighborhood Groups, meetings, etc.. Yet, its Omaha, Lincoln and North Platte, Nebraska. What else do we expect? ROFL. Thanks for being flexible and patient. If you need assistance in any way to meetings, please don't hesitate to call the office. Blessings to all.
Good morning! I trust you all were safe Sunday and that despite two weeks of disrupted services or studies. We are plodding on by faith.
I know we only had about half our Neighborhood groups able to hold studies the past two weeks, and our Gathering meeting was postponed in the Omaha-Lincoln area for two weeks. We will give you the exact location, time and date in the the next few days for the event.
Some of you have asked how they might share their gifts or offerings during this time. You can either send a check to Covenant of Grace Ministry & Fellowship at the office at 2217 Deer Park Blvd. in Omaha, Nebraska 68108, or click the donate button on the bottom of our website pages at cgmfinc.com. Thanks for your faithfulness and love for the ministry.
The study guides we have been using in the advanced study portion of our Foundations Truths Studies are available. We have finished 10 lessons so far, and those guides I am making available through a link on my persona OneDrive account, until I have them posted on our website archives at cgmfinc.com. Take advantage of the guides. They will help you in retaining what you are studying.
Here is the link: Laying the Foundations Guides
Blessings and Grace,
Founding Pastor, Patrick Vossen
Reverend Patrick Vossen,