Chicago, December 25, 2022: Christians across the globe attended special services to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ whom they believe is the Son of God or the Messiah who came to serve as an atonement for the sins of mankind. Members of the Church of the Ghanaian Community of Chicago, COGCC, their families, and friends observed the day at the Augusta Lutheran Church, 5500 S Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago Illinois. The service was well attended. Visitors from the Chicago metropolis joined the regular parishioners in the spirit-filled celebrations.
The church choir led praises and worship time with captivating Ghanaian praises and worship songs. The Glorius Betson kids had a standing ovation for the classical performance of Christmas songs.
The resident pastor, Reverend Emmanuel Betson, delivered the Sermon. He explained that the Christmas story of the little town of Bethlehem teaches us that God delights in making great things out of nothing. That is, making the insignificant significant. “Whether you feel small, insignificant, or unimportant, doesn’t matter in the presence of the Lord because He specializes in changing destinies. The lower you are, the greater your chances of Him transforming your life for the better” he assured the audience.
In closing, Rev. Betson said, “May God reveal His plans and purposes for the year 2023 to you”.
The president of the Ghana National Council, Mr. Paa Kwasi Sam,was there to grace the occasion.
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