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Welcome to Denen Grace Chapel
Here’s a place to belong. A caring family. The love of Christ. A friendly smile that says, “I’m glad you’re here!” We’re waiting to welcome you, too! Come visit us in 2022!    See Japanese Site

Sunday @ Denen Grace Chapel (12/11/2022)

Worship Service
This Sunday 12/11 we will be doing in person (@Cozy Hall) and online hybrid worship service using Zoom video conferencing. Please email us for the Zoom link or more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Sunday School
Sunday School is currently on break. Check back for our restart date.
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All activities are at the church location (Cozy Hall) unless otherwise noted. All are welcome! Kids and first time visitors welcome!     See Map

Christmas Illumination

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.” Isaiah 9:2

A breath-taking tradition among countries that celebrate Christmas is the decoration of houses with lights of all sizes and colors. Candles are placed on dining room tables and fireplace mantles. Christmas tree lights twinkle and glow. Even here in Japan, the yearend light festival near Shinjuku station fills the hearts of the gazers with a sense of wonder and hope, and a reminder that Christmas has come. The season isn't complete without this annual illumination.

Long ago, Christmas included a folk tradition in the middle of winter that involved a celebration of light. In the winter months until the end of December, the sun would never rise high in northern countries. The days were short and the nights were long. It wasn't until the end of the winter solstice that the days would once again start to grow longer. A lit candle during those cold, long nights brought warmth and joy. Branches from a fir tree or holly were bundled together to form a wreath into which four candles were placed. Each week one candle was light and Advent was celebrated. When all four      Continue

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1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:1-7)

1 In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. 4 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. 9 In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation." 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 8 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in his salvation. (Isaiah 12, 25, 35; John 3:16)

1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 4 "Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. 5 Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy. 20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. (Isaiah 60:1-5, 20)

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." (Luke 2:8-14)

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 "He went there to re 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1-7)

7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. (Matthew 2:7-11)

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: 6 "`But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' " (Matthew 2:1-6)

18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:18-21)
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