This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

We are all worshipers. Even if you’re not a Christian, you are a worshiper. One look at our culture and anyone can see we worship stuff. We worship sex, money, and fame. We worship sports, athletes, and celebrities. We’re made to worship. Every culture, from the beginning of time onward, they worship. People are just designed for it.

Sadly though, a lot of people waste their worship. One of The Ten Commandments tells us not to waste our worship. We were created to worship God. The Magi were into worship. They were trying to find the meaning, the answer to worship. In fact, they were willing to travel a long distance to worship the One they were created to worship.

Why in the world would Magi travel hundreds of miles on the back of a camel just to go to Jerusalem, and then to Bethlehem? “We saw a star,” these Magi said, “and we’ve come to worship him.” Long journeys are an accepted part of Christmas. Families travel miles and miles to visit and spend the Holidays with those they love. The end justifies the means. This is why we worship.

The Christ of Christmas deserves our devotion. If you bow down before something, you are giving over or devoting your life to it. Every Christ follower must have a time in their life where they have bowed before Christ and devoted their lives to Him. And once we devote our lives to Him, we give him the right to sit on the throne of our lives. These men were seeking God. They were seeking God because God was seeking them. When they found Him, they bowed down and worshiped.

The Christ of Christmas demands our dedication. How do we know they worshipped Him? They gave Him gifts, which was a sign of their dedication. The Magi were putting their money where their devotion was. Gold was a gift you would give a king. Frankincense represented the deity of Christ - fully God, fully man. Myrrh was a burial spice used before someone was buried. This was foreshadowing Jesus’ dying on the cross for all of our sins.

The Christ of Christmas determines our direction. These wise men, once they proved their devotion by bowing in worship, once they proved their worship by dedicating their resources, they went home in another direction. What we do with Jesus Christ determines the direction our lives will go.

Christmas brings hope to our worship. The power of a worshiper who has found the meaning of Christmas possesses a heart filled with hope. The person who has made a manger out of their life and allowed Christ to be born there enjoys a hope filled existence.

What does this look like for you? Have you ever bowed the knee to the manger and devoted your life to Christ? Have you dedicated yourself and your resources to Him? Have you set aside your time, energy, and money for the newborn King? When you truly worship at the manger, it changes you.

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

“CHRISTMAS PARTY” SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY

If someone were to attach a label to you, what would it be? Would it be something you are proud of . . . or would it reveal a side of you that you'd just as soon keep secret? There is a fascinating story of a woman in Jesus' family tree who had a not-so-nice label attached to her name. It's a story that should be comforting to all of us. Join us Sunday for YOU INVITED HER? at 9:30 & 11:00 AM.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS PARTIES

This Sunday December 17th, Little Creek & Creek Kids will
be having a birthday party for Jesus at 9:30 & 11:00 AM.
There will be cupcakes, games, and goody bags! For more information contact Leigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Angi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CHRISTMAS AT CREEK’S END

Christmas involves so many great traditions: decorations, gift giving, family celebrations. In the midst of your holiday preparations, take time to reflect on the true joy this season brings. It began that first Christmas, when God sent his Son to free us from our past and offer us hope for our future. Join us and bring your family and friends to one of our Christmas Eve services to enjoy candlelight, carols, and communion. Service times are 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Come and celebrate Christmas at Creek’s End!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

For our Christmas Eve services we need volunteers
in Little Creek. You can volunteer one hour
and attend the service another hour.
If you can help, please contact Angi
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CHURCH OFFICES CLOSED

In order to celebrate with or families,
the church offices will be closed
December 21 – January 2.
Please contact one of our pastors
in case of emergency.

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

"Hope For The Holidays" is an opportunity to show your generosity and be the hands and feet of Jesus. You may give to this offering any time between now and December 31. Our goal is $5,000 and is dispersed into several areas. The projects your giving will go toward in this special offering are South Texas Children’s Home ($2000), CORELUV ($1000), Living Water ($1000), and local families in need ($1000).

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

We will end our year on Sunday,
December 31 with one service only
at 11:00 AM. It will be Family Worship
with Little Creek available.

YEAR END GIVING

The final Sunday for on campus giving is New Year’s Eve. To ensure that your year-end tithes and offerings are reflected on your 2023 contribution statements, please make sure they are postmarked by December 31, or take advantage of our Online Giving option. Thanks to each one of you who has given this year. We cannot do what we do in our community and our world without your generosity. We are never more like Christ when we give, and we pray you will keep His purposes in your plans for giving in 2024.

NEW YEAR, NEW SCHEDULE

Beginning Sunday, January 7, we will
start having Bible Study/Discipleship
only at 9:30 AM, and one worship service
only at 11:00 AM. Please watch for details
of more upcoming changes.


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY

On our website we have made it easy to access materials that are available for Sunday for those who still cannot worship on campus. This link SUNDAY RESOURCES will take you to all the links you need – Sermon notes, Live Stream, prayer requests, online giving and a Connection Card.


See you this weekend,