A Christmas Message
In a few short weeks, 2019 will be history and we will welcome the year 2020, but not before we celebrate one of the most joyous times of the year – the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. December is a very special time for our family as it begins by re-enacting the Christmas story for hundreds of people by participating in the Living Nativity drive-thru at our church. It continues through the month by the reading of the Christmas story in Luke, and the special Christmas musical presentation our choir and orchestra shares each year. The celebration of Christ’s birth brings joy to our hearts as we sing many special and familiar Christmas carols like – Oh come all ye faithful; Silent Night; Oh come, oh come Emmanuel; and my favorite – Joy to the World.
Isaac Watts wrote “Joy to the World” in 1719. Since then, every Christmas season, carolers cast those words into the air like a lifeline out into the ocean of humanity. The thrill of hope within the message spools out to touch a weary world with anticipation of tasting something truly good.
Joy came to the world because God, our great Creator, loved His creation so much that He sent His Son to reveal His story, so that over time, His character and ultimate good will toward mankind would be recognized. The impact on earth of Christ’s birth will never diminish despite enemies’ attempts to stop it.
We are thankful for every ODCA family and hope your JOY is full this December as you abide in Him, and throughout the New Year.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Open Door Christian Academy!
Open Door Christian Academy has been Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association
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December 2 – Basketball season begins
December 3-5 – ODPA Christmas Shoppe
December 7-8 – Living Nativity drive-thru
December 13 – Christmas program 7p.m.
Upcoming Open House Dates
- Jan 14
- Feb 11
- Mar 10, 24
- Apr 7, 21
- May 12, 26
- Jul 14, 28