Vote on Tuesday, November 4th. It is very important that you vote this year. We have a local contested race for Sheriff and Tax Collector. The outcome could affect all of us in Mason County. Early voting continues through October 31st. You can vote from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every day.
Vote early to avoid the crowd that is expected on the 4th. Then attend your party's headquarters victory party at 7:00 p.m.
I will be celebrating my birthday on October 30th. Birthday celebrations during the first week of November will include Jan Jordan on the 2nd and Stuart Jordan on the 3rd. Have a great day, I know that I will.
Remember that Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd, Set your clocks back on Saturday night and enjoy the extra hour of sleep and still get to church on time.
There will be a Pot Luck Dinner at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th after church with some very important committee meetings later that afternoon.
The UMW will meet on November 11th at 2:30 p.m.
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. The plastic containers for our outreach mission to Mexico will also be distributed on the 15th.
Then, on Sunday, November 23rd, the inside decorations will be completed with the “Hanging of the Greens” celebration. 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.
Then, Thanksgiving is on the 27th, the First Sunday of Advent is the 30th with a Fifth Sunday Service that evening, and the county-wide Heritage of Faith Tour is on December 6th. Everyone has their assignments for the tour so get ready for a really busy Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Jan and Max Jordan are again sponsoring a foreign exchange student. He is Ho-Jong Song (Andy) from Seoul, South Korea. He is a great person and I understand that he already has a date for the prom. Andy, welcome to the Art church and Mason county.
The ladies of the church are planning a Ladies' Day Out on November 7th. For more information, please call Barbara Krause.
Our prayer list includes Tina Carter, Marilyn Kahan, John Henry Kothmann, Dick Pierson, Carlita Jordan and Anna Grace Durst.
Reverend Krause preached on “A Love That Never Ends.” He read the Gospel scripture from Matthew 22:34-46. Jesus had just quieted the Sadducees after they had tried to trip Him up (ending with verse 32). Then the Pharisees began to question Him. Jesus silenced them by His truths and love.
The Sadducees and Pharisees were blinded to God’s love and thought only of worldly things. Jesus spoke the truth and love. He loved them also.
God’s love keeps pursuing us. He reaches out to us and never gives up. No matter what happens to us, God’s love is perfect and pure. Jesus kept teaching and healing the sick.
Learn God’s wish for you, for your life, by studying the bible. Learn and practice the ordinances that keep the relationship between God and humans vital, alive and growing. Listed in the book “Three Simple Rules” by Ruebin Job, they are ‘public worship of God, the Lord’s Supper, private and family prayer, searching the scriptures, Bible study and fasting”.
They are all essential in a faithful life. Fasting is described as going without something that takes God’s time.
Live to do daily good deeds because you love others and God. Practice the ordinances everyday for a perfect world. Make God first, not “me.” Serve God and your neighbor. You can make a difference in the world around you. Make love spread around the world.