Join us us Wednesday evening for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service called “Children of Light!” – 1 Thess. 5:5
A prophet of old had prophesied that a Messiah, a king, was to be born in Bethlehem of Judea. A star appeared in the sky leading certain wise men from the east to Jerusalem to ask, “Where is the king of the Jews who has been born? For we have followed a star.”

After being told the king would have been born in Bethlehem, they continued their search. Soon the star appeared again, lighting the way to the Christ Child, stopping over the home were the Christ child was. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10. The star light had brought them to their destination. That light continues to lead us, children of light.

Question for Christmas Eve: The angel spoke to the shepherds and told them the Savior had been born in the town of David. What was the name of this town and what sign were they given so they would know where to find this baby?

Answer: The town was Bethlehem and the angel said, “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Welcome to our Guests
Word of Life welcomes you on the part of Pastor Larry Oetting and all the partners in the Gospel here at Word of Life. We are blessed with your presence as we worship together in the presence of the Spirit of God.

Christmas and New Year Schedule Updates
There is a Christmas Eve Communion service on December 24th at 6:00 p.m. That is our only special Holiday Service. There is no Sunday School or LifeGroups held on December 28th. On January 4th, we resume our Sunday School and LifeGroups at 9:15 a.m.

All services are at our present Fallbrook Blvd. location.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend
Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next Weekend is Feb 13-15, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln Airport in Lincoln, NE. Apply online at, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required by January 13, 2015.

Orphan Grain Train Christmas Love Gifts
Grant Schmidt, Vice President of Orphan Grain Train, has announced a Christmas Gift Outreach Ministry of Orphan Grain Train coordinated with churches. Word of Life has been selected by Orphan Grain Train as a church to designate recipients to receive this Christmas gift. Contact pastor or Grant for more information.

LifeCenter Update – On Schedule
We are on schedule to be able to move into our new facility early next year, probably in January. Painting is almost completed. Our work team of Phil Dani, Greg Larson, Dan Walla, Tom Hoegemeyer, Lucas Mohrman, Lucas Renken and others have installed tile and cabinets this week. Chairs for the sanctuary have been ordered and our sign and logo for the side of the church is being prepared. A contractor has been hired to install the carpet. The address is 200 Fletcher Avenue.