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We invite you to worship God with us by joining us in Singing Praise to our Savior, Hearing God’s Word for Us through our Pastor, and Giving Back to Him to Support the Ministries of Crossroads Church.  This week, ONE VOICE Worship Ensemble will sing a special music offering-

The great English writer, Charles Dickens, found himself in a tough position in 1843.  During this difficult time, Dickens decided to write (original title) A Christmas Carol in Prose: A Ghost Story of Christmas, due to his rough financial situation. Be he soon fell in love with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, etc., and “wept, laughed, and wept again” while writing it. And, nearly 200 years later and millions of books sold, thousands of stage performances and adaptations, at least 20 different movies (the first was in 1901!), at least 26 different TV versions (Pastor’s fav: The 1984 version starring George C. Scott – check it out!), 20 live radio versions, 11 recorded versions (albums, CD’s), and even four opera versions, this short book continues to impact millions of believers and unbelievers – with its strong Biblical themes of mercy, deliverance, forgiveness, salvation, redemption, and sacrifice. These are the themes we’ll examine this month.

This week:  “Bob Cratchit & The Shepherds”

Besides Tiny Tim, the most sympathetic character in A CHRISTMAS CAROL is, of course, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s long-suffering accountant. He was married with six children, including Tim. (He earned 15 schillings per week, which is about $100 today.) He was not a wimp – but he was humble, loving, hard working, caring, and compassionate…much like those Shepherds who first saw the Christ Child. (In fact, had Bob Cratchit ‘lived’ 2,000 years ago, he might have been a Shepherd for he shared the same qualities as those common men who were visited by The Angel, and then witnessed The Heavenly Host during the Nativity.)

Praise Kidz Worship in Student Center First Floor following Sunday School

‘Special Buds’ for Kids with Special Needs 2nd Floor Main Building