Lead Pastor Update

Friday, December 18, 2020 

North Way Family, 

Merry Christmas! 

When you read the gospel accounts of Jesus birth, it is clear that Jesus was the centerpiece of those moments, garnering the attention of everyone gathered around.  Historians note that this time period was filled with chaos, unrest and division.  And yet, those moments we read in scripture seem to be filled with peace as onlookers focus on Jesus. 

One of my favorite passages of scripture comes from Isaiah 26:3, telling us that perfect peace comes when our eyes are fixed on Jesus. 

I’ve been meditating on this passage and truth, one that the gospels give witness to, nativity scenes display and that I experience personally when I put it into practice.  Perfect peace comes from focus on Jesus. 

This year in particular, there is a lot that is begging for our focus, ranging from alternative Christmas plans and health concerns, to stimulus packages and political divisions.  May we fix our eyes on Jesus despite all that competes for our focus.  Wherever you are at this moment, would you take time to pause and pray, and refocus on Jesus?  Perfect peace is found right there! 

Two quick things related to weekend services: 

  • Christmas Eve – Be sure to register for in-person gatherings here.  There will be services all across Pittsburgh on December 23 and 24Online services will be in abundance as well. 

  • December 26/27 Online – At the beginning of 2020, we planned for the weekend of December 26/27 to be online for our services as a way to pause after Christmas Eve and thank all of the volunteers who make our services happen with an online only service.  So to every volunteer across all of our locations …. Thank You!  We will be back regathered in person on Sunday January 3.

I am looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus at our Christmas Eve services.  I think that this year more than ever, that closing moment with Silent Night is needed!  May God minister to our souls as we celebrate His Son.    

The Lord is at hand, 

Dave D’Angelo 
Lead Pastor 

 

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