Friday, December 4, 2020

This Ain’t No Pep Rally


Pep rallies are a part of high school. And even though most of us weren’t part of the athletic activities, we still felt it important to scream, jump and clap our hands to encourage those participating to do their best. If it wasn’t stated explicitly, we all thought we were being loyal to our school; we were part of something bigger than ourselves. Of course, there were always the skeptics, the ones who didn’t shout or clap or jump. They just stood there with their arms folded wondering out loud what anything that was going on had to do with them?

As the years passed, we might have looked back on those pep rallies and asked the same thing, “What did all that have to do with me? What did I get so excited about?” The irony of it all is that pep rallies don’t end with high school. Our society is built around a pep rally mentality, whether it is the latest movie, or concert, sporting event or political election, we are constantly being revved up into a frenzy over something which often has little to do with our lives.

The Christmas season is upon us once again. In the Christian Church it is definitely described as a season for celebration. Unfortunately, due possibly to over familiarity with the message or repeated non-celebratory presentations of the Christmas message, we often don’t experience the celebration of the season. We wonder, as we did with our high school pep rallies, “What does Christmas have to do with me?” The short answer to that question is, “Everything.” If you want a more detailed explanation, join us for one of our weekend worship services either in person or online. Until then, here’s something to think about: Christmas celebrations have been around for 2000 years. Doesn’t that kind of history itself warrant a closer look?

Learn what Christmas is all about and you’ll find the celebration ain’t no pep rally. Come celebrate with us!

 Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.