Hello. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The joy of visiting with family and friends and being thankful for what we do have no matter what else is going on in our lives. It is great to see the rescue grass coming up out in the pastures. Various plants are blooming including bee brush and roses! Poor nature is so confused.Cheryl and Ron Fritze and family are in our prayers as Ron’s sister’s husband passed away unexpectantly. Continue in prayer for Destiny Franklin, Payton Martinez, The Wenzel twins, and the parents of these children; Jean Lyon, John Ceynowa, Virginia and Kenneth Durst, and Charlie Morris. Also prayers for our homebound and nursing home folks, Anna Grace Durst, Pearl Leifeste, Dick Pierson, Etta Marie Mutschink, and Johnita Bohmfalk. As we are beginning the Advent season, please pray for our service men and women as they are apart from their loved ones, Josh Calhoun, Taylor Slocum, Amanda Adams, Matt Krause, Stuart Jordan, and Kyle Pierce.Announcements are the Men’s Choir will record a Christmas CD on Wednesday, November 30th, at 6 pm., at Beth’s recording studio; Trinity UMC will have an Open House on Saturday, December the 3rd from noon to 3 pm., with a Worship Service at 3pm.; Christmas Open House and Fellowship at Art UMC on Saturday, December 10th; and remember the filled shoe boxes for December 11th.Happy birthday to my sweet daughter-in-law Lorien Calhoun on the 28th, Wanda Jordan, Alexandra Cope; , Daniel Hinckley, and Randy Hinckley all on the 29th, then in December, John Jordan on the 1st, Kim Hinckley and McKenzie Cano on the 2nd, and Kynzli Fuqua on the 6th. May you all have a joyous birthday celebration!Sunday was the 1st Sunday of Advent and the sanctuary was so beautifully decorated. Thank you to all those that worked so hard. We, the congregation, we pleased to welcome Vicki Krcha as our new member. God Bless you. Advent is the time of year when we wait for God to come. Jesus came and is with us and Jesus is coming again! For the everlasting time. When God makes a promise, we know He always keeps that promise. We can read in the Bible over and over again, God keeps His promises and He is faithful. Pastor Cliff read from Mark 13: 24-37, not exactly a Christmas story but one of comfort to the early Christians and to us. God is coming again. We are to be ready for that day. We are to watch and pay attention. Jesus said only God knows when, no one else, not even Jesus Himself. There will be troubles, and wars, and famines, and other such tribulations marking the beginning of the end, but it is not the end yet. We are not to be afraid or worried because God is coming to rescue us. But more importantly we are not to be misled by false prophets showing wonderous things in order to mislead us. God is coming to gather those who have called on the name of Jesus for forgiveness and for their deliverance. Praise be to God.