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Glory: A Call to Worship at Christmas

A New Christmas Album & Live Worship Gatherings

 

Christmas has always been about worship!

Since the very beginning, humanity’s proper response to Jesus’s birth is to worship Him for who He is and for what He has done.  The Wise Men, the shepherds, Simeon in the temple, the prophetess Anna, the angels, Mary — all of them responded to the Good News of the Messiah’s arrival with acclamations of worship.  Even John the Baptist, while still in his mother Elizabeth’s womb, leapt in worship when Mary arrived, pregnant with the baby Savior!

I have always had a special fondness for Christmas music of all sorts, even silly songs about reindeer and Santa Claus, but every Christmas season should ultimate lead to a time of passionate worship for the Savior’s arrival.  After all, He is Emmanuel, God with Us, the little child who grew up and sacrificed His perfect life for a hopelessly broken world. His brief time on earth concluded in the most majestic of crescendos, bursting forth from the grave, conquering death itself, and ascending to Heaven to sit at the right hand of Abba Father! But His birth was a far more subtle beginning, trading a heavenly throne for a manger on a night where most people were too busy to even pay attention.  Oh, let’s give Jesus the worship He deserves for such a stunning act of humble majesty!  At Christmas, we remember the very moment that John 3:16 was set into motion: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!”

This December, I’m inviting churches to join with me in a corporate gathering of worship.  Glory: a Call to Worship at Christmas will be an event focused entirely on worshiping Jesus.  We will be leading congregations in songs and hymns, both old and new, to remember the Messiah’s arrival.  It’s more than just another concert during an already busy season, it’s a time to stop and reflect and worship together, singing with one voice praises to Jesus, the Humble King!

grace and peace,

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Date City Venue Country
Glory – A Call to Worship at Christmas
12/09/16 Nashville, TN Christ Church Nashville US
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Private Event. Address: 15354 Old Hickory Blvd. For our Nashville friends and family. Come and join us for the dress rehearsal before we head out on tour. We will be in the Elevate Worship Center at Christ Church.
12/10/16 Mountain Home, AR East Side Baptist Church US
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE.
12/11/16 Cabot, AR First Baptist Cabot US
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 204 North Third Street.
12/16/16 Jonesboro, LA Grace Community Church US
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 814 Pershing Highway.
12/18/16 Edinburg, TX Abundant Grace Community Church US
Time: 10:00am. Admission: FREE. Address: 2110 S. McColl Rd.. Wes and Hannah and their band will be leading worship for the morning service at AGCC.
12/18/16 Edinburg, TX Abundant Grace Community Church US
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 2110 S. McColl Rd..
12/19/16 San Antonio, TX Communion Chapel US
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 5719 Mobud St.
12/21/16 Shallowater, TX First Baptist Church Shallowater US
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 1008 8th St.

The Artwork

The cover art for Glory: A Call to Worship at Christmas was painted by Wes’s wife Hannah Pickering.  This stunning piece, titled Bethlehem Night, is painted in acrylic on a panoramic 1ft x 3ft canvas.

To see more of Hannah’s beautiful artwork, visit http://hannahpickeringart.com