Note from PJ – December 4

By December 4, 2021A Note from PJ

Note from PJ – December 4

As we prepare to celebrate our Savior’s birth, we’re reminded that his arrival was intended to bring “good news of great joy for ALL people.”

He’s a global Savior, a Rescuer of people from every nation. I’m grateful to be part of a church family that keeps that in focus. For an encouraging 12-minute overview on how that’s happening, check out this recent video update from the president of The Alliance, Dr. John Stumbo.

I’ll be speaking tomorrow on how we can experience a Spirit-directed life, and our worship team is prepared to lead us.
We’ll sing a few Christmas carols as part of our worship (and I think you’ll love the new Christmas decor!). Also, our new Adult Classes launch tomorrow at Middleburg campus (and on Wednesdays at both campuses in January). You’ll see the full listing of options here.

With the high Covid-19 infection rates, just a reminder that we have a mask-mandated section at both campuses:
one of the sections at the back of the Olmsted Falls worship center (which is handicap-accessible), and the right gallery/balcony section at Middleburg.
Masks are optional in all other areas. And, if you’re not feeling well, please stay home and engage with us online at or

We’re grateful for each one of you who are giving so that we can continue seeing gospel impact locally and globally.
Anyone can make an online gift here, or you can place your offering in the boxes near the worship center doors or stop by during the week (or mail to 7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights 44131).  Thank you for faithfully giving to the Lord.

Finally, would you pray for those who grieve the loss of a loved one?
You’ll see below those who have recently experienced the passing of a family member. Next week, hundreds will gather for the Blue Christmas service to share each other’s burdens and be reminded of the hope that we have in Jesus.

In the big picture, we have good news of great joy, indeed.

Looking to Him with you,

Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer