Several years ago Willow Creek Church caused a stir when they canceled their Sunday service because Christmas fell on a Sunday in 2005 & 2011. They instead offered a Christmas Eve service on Saturday night and said that Christmas Day is a time for family. This year they have done the same thing. Though this may be a megachurch problem that I will never relate to, I think this reasoning is the incorrect view of the church. Church is the spiritual household of God. Our series through Ephesians has clearly been explaining this. What a great opportunity to remind your family and kids that our spiritual family is the church and we worship with them on Christmas Day! We can always have the rest of the day for immediate family traditions and gatherings. So here at Inland EM we will worship this Sunday on Christmas Day to show that we are a spiritual family, and there is nothing better a family can do than to gather to worship our living God. So see y’all on December 25th!
Rev. Daevid Yoon