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Bits of Art for October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 • Posted October 22, 2008

There is a very important vote date coming up on November 4th. Early voting started on November 20th and continues through November 31st. You can vote from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every day. I urge you to vote early to avoid the crowd that is expected on the 4th.

Birthdays occurring during the next week are Seth Hudson on October 25th, also on the 25th, Laura Jordan, granddaughter of Roger and Tyra Jordan, will be three years old. Willard Jordan celebrates on October 27th and Jimmie Hitzfelder will observe her birthday on October 29th. We wish a great happy birthday for all of you.

It was great to see almost all of Pearl Leifeste’s family in church to celebrate her 96th birthday last Saturday. It was also great to see Carlita Jordan looking so good and being able to come for the church picture. She and Sterling celebrated their anniversary on the 20th.

The first important event during the busy month of November is the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 2nd, Set your clocks back on Saturday night and you will not be late for church. Then we will have a Pot Luck Dinner at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th with some important committee meetings that afternoon. The UMW will meet on November 11th at 2:30 p.m.

The church really looks good after the workday on Saturday and another workday is scheduled for the morning of November 15th with a breakfast at 9:00 a.m. On this workday we will be setting up the outdoor Christmas decorations and begin to get in the Christmas spirit. Then, on Sunday, November 23rd, with the “Hanging of the Greens”, the inside decorations will be completed. This also starts at 9:00 a.m. with a breakfast. The final preparations of the shoe boxes will also be done on the 23rd. So, start now to shop for all of the items on the shoe box list. The plastic containers will be distributed on the 15th.

Then, Thanksgiving is on the 27th, the 30th is the First Sunday of Advent with a Fifth Sunday Service, and the Heritage of Faith Tour is on December 6th. Get ready for Christmas after a great Thanksgiving.

The Three Simple Rules Bible study will continue on each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Stephen and Joyce Mutschink announced the marriage of their son, John, to his long time friend, Kelly Watson, on October 11th. Congratulations. Joyce is very happy.

Paul’s letters, beginning in 1Thessalonians 1:1-10, were written to encourage these people to stay strong in the midst of their sufferings. Christians were being stoned for preaching the Gospel. We do not really suffer as Christians now. But do we really follow God in all situations?

Never stop being evangelists. Welcome everyone into the church regardless of who they are or what they have done. They need to be a part of the church. We are all called to share the story of Jesus Christ. Be a minister in all situations. The Holy Spirit will be with you. He will empower you with His love. With prayer and the Holy Spirit, you can benefit everyone around you.

God will touch your heart. So be persistent in you actions. Share God over and over. Let nothing keep you from serving others for God. Truly thank those that have gone before and have suffered much to help you be the Christian you are today.

May God tap you on the shoulder and call you into action.

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