The cost for each food basket is $30. If you want to be involved, you can place your offering in an envelope marked "Thanksgiving" & place it in the offering by Nov. 12th
Also, the scouts will be out in the neighborhood collecting canned goods on Saturday, Nov 18th and much help is needed to sort these. If you would like to be a part of this, please be here on that day by 10am
New Bible Study!
"Uninvited" by Lysa Terkeurst Begins Sunday, Nov 5th - 11:30am [after the AM service] $22 for materials. See Jenny Brockway [456-6279] if you have any questions.
I am back at work. It was great to get some time of vacation and I really did rest. I read 3 books and worked 2-1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. Thank you for your prayers. I was able to watch the service the first week and was impressed by Jesse doing the announcements. He did a great job! Next week Pastor Dan and I leave for 12 days for Africa. Please pray for Aly McDonald's Celebration of Life service and walking the property designated for the Orphanage and school.
The Lord has been bringing new people to our services each week. Make sure you take a moment and introduce yourselves to them. This is one of the wonderful character traits of our church-welcoming people.
Grace, defined as God's unmerited favor reminds us of where we were when God found us. Grace! In a world that seems more and more as a battle field with people rising up to proclaim their rights; rising up to secure what is owed them; God calls us to be grace-givers. People who look past where people have been to where people can go with Christ. There is a world out there looking right past the answer (Christ) to try to find purpose and fulfillment in life. We need to be the Light and Salt in their lives to point them to Jesus. We have a Christmas season coming up with many opportunities to invite your friends or use our activities as starting points to begin a conversation that may change their lives for Christ. Take advantage-pray for your neighbors, friends, family that need Jesus.
One activity is our annual Living Nativity, Dec 8-9. Sign up this month and invite them to come and see you in a scene and then talk to them about it! Another is our Christmas Eve 11:15PM service. Who knows it may be just the thing they are looking to bring some meaning to their Christmas. We have a very good church. People need the love and support we give to help people live a God-honoring life. Please be part. Say, "Yes, Lord!"
See you Sunday,
The youth have been working hard on the concrete work and we hope to be finished soon! Thank you Steve Willson for all the hard work and skill in making the concrete look good!
All this work will help us pay for our World Changers trip this summer in New Mexico.
Youth - our next verse to memorize is Psalm 73:28 "But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works." As a reminder the one for October was Genesis 50:20. Current Team Scores: Carmen/Gabe's Team = 208,000 Diana/Mike's Team = 153,000 If you are interested in going to the Ignition Student Conference it is December 28-30 the cost will be in the $150 range + money for food. Talk to Pastor Dan if you are interested.
Also keep your eye out for some Flag Football coming soon! Oh yeah & more concrete!