November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October has flown by. It seems just yesterday I was writing the October piece. Today, I look back on the
Festival and I can almost smell those hot dogs and the popcorn. Wasn’t that a great day that we were able to share with the community? It was a delight and a privilege to see so many friends and neighbors come to share the day with us. November moves on to a time change and a cooler air that is already beginning to move into our area. November always has a way of making us thankful for the spring and summer months. As we go into November we set our sights on the wonders of a bountiful thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, however, is more than mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey. It’s a time when we can share and relate to our friends and family the joy of what the Lord has done for us this past season. We put our lives into God’s hands and He is ever there to meet and sustain us in times of great need. In America, we are so blessed to be in a position to help others, to bear one another’s burdens and offer an encouraging word that will lift someone up instead of just shoving them down farther. Jesus shared in his address to the people while here in ministry that he did not come to be ministered unto, rather he came to minister, to pick up the fallen, to feed hungry, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, and to preach the gospel to those in need. Today we have been called into that same place that Jesus was as we bring forth His message. John, while he was incarcerated for speaking the truth, sent his disciples to Jesus to
witness and receive the true ministry oil Christ. They were not disappointed, but were overwhelmed when they returned, because of what they saw. Lepers were healed, sins were forgiven, even the dead were raised! We have a heritage to be proud of both in material strength, and in divine gifts from God, and He’s not changed but is alive and well and is still reaching out to minister to those
who have needs. Bring your needs unto Him and He will set you free!

May God Bless You
Your Pastors,
Rev. Richard and Rosie Deckard

 

Novembers Happening’s

Sun., Nov. 5, TIME CHANGE! Sunday
Evening Services will begin at 6 p.m.
Sun., Nov., 5, Scott, a Missionary to
India will be ministering in the 6 p.m,
Service.
Sun., Nov. 19, Mtg of DIVAs and the
Church Board @ 5 p.m.

A box has been placed in the Church
Foyer for donations of food (stuffing,
canned goods, etc.) The DIVAs are
planning to distribute Thanksgiving
baskets on November 20. Your
donations will be appreciated!
Wed., Nov. 22, Special Thanksgiving
Service.
*In December, the Youth will deliver
Christmas cards (in house) for
donations.
**Church Christmas Dinner – 12/15/17
at 6:30 p.m.

 

Rita’s Review

 

Last week, we were enjoying very warm temperatures with beautiful sunny days and today I had to search the closet for the long-sleeve clothes to stay warm. While driving to work, the sky was overcast, yet the trees were sooo beautiful that God’s handiwork got my attention. Mankind can
endeavor to copy God’s artistic ability but will never match it. The thought makes me look forward to Heaven that much more because its beauty has got to be “out of this world” I Knowing there is a more beautiful place waiting for us is just another one of God’s wonderful blessings. Thankfulness is the theme for many things in November. You often hear where families gather together and have a time of remembering their blessings over the past year. Life gets in the way so often that we don’t pause and reflect on God’s goodness often enough. If you were to thank Him for just the peace that knowing your life is in His eternal hands, it would make for a sigh of peaceful relief. As we near the close of2017, let us remember that Christ loves everyone, and he longs to have a personal relationship with them.
His mercies are new every morning! The joy of the Lord is our strength! Bless the Lord 0 My Soul and All That is Within Me – Bless His Holy Name!
-rita

 

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