Kathleen and I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. Various members will be lighting an Advent candle in the service each Sunday until Christmas to mark the special qualities of Jesus. On Sunday the 24th at our regular time we will have a very special service that you will not want to miss.
Jesus is the “reason for the season”. Let us not separate Him from this holiday but use it as a time and a way to tell others about the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace that He is. (Is. 9:6).
December is also Missions month. The week of Prayer for International Missions is December 3 – 10. We will have a prayer guide in the bulletin on December 3rd. If you miss it there will be plenty at the church for you to have. Please give generously to this offering and let’s surpass our last year’s total of $931.
Slowly and carefully we are beginning to reinstate some activities and programs that have not been functioning for a while. We will be having monthly Church Council meetings starting now.
Saturday, December 2 we will have a Men’s Breakfast. I want to invite all the men of the church to come at 7:30 am to the Family Life Center for a great fellowship and a fantastic breakfast. We will be discussing the future of this meeting and its content.
We are still working on Children’s Church and hope to have it in place for the new year. Continue to pray with us about your part in it.
The fellowship at the church just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. I praise the Lord for each of you. What a blessing it is for us to be with you. We count each Sunday a joy and a privilege and can’t wait to see what the Holy Spirit is going to do in our midst. I feel we are on a journey together and the Lord is our pilot and our captain. We need to enjoy the ride and not get ahead of our Leader. He will let us know the steps we need to take to be the church He wants us to be.
I love being your pastor, Scott
"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: God is not dead, nor doth he sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men." - Henry Longfellow