We have a possibility of 20% rain on Tuesday and then some cool weather on Thursday. Enjoy these beautiful Fall days and the absence of the political ads.
The next birthday on my list is the celebration of Traci Leigh Jordan on November 12th. Have a great day Traci.
Keep Anna Grace Durst in your prayers. Her procedure went well and it was great to see her back in church. Keep all of our church members in your daily prayers.
The Tuesday night study group had a covered dish supper on Monday evening to celebrate the end of the “Three Simple Rules” study. Another study is planned after the new year.
The ladies of the church are having a Ladies' Day Out in Fredericksburg on Friday, November 7th and/or Saturday depending on when you can go. For more information, please call Barbara Krause. Maybe the men should have a “fish day” or a Monday night football party.
Next Sunday, November 9th, there is a Pot Luck Dinner at 12:00 p.m. after church for all of our friends and members. After the great food, we will have our quarterly committee meetings to get ready for next year. Come enjoy the fun and fellowship.
Then. the UMW will meet on November 11th at 2:30 p.m.
Another important workday is scheduled for the morning of November 15th with a breakfast provided by the kitchen personnel at 9:00 a.m. 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. Be shopping for your shoebox items.
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 provided by the Young Adult Sunday School Class. The final preparations of the shoe boxes will also be done on the 23rd. Bring all of your stuff.
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.
Reverend Krause’s sermon was titled “Saintly Servants.” Mark read scripture from Psalm 34, verses 1-10 and 22. On this “All Saint’s Day,” everyone was invited to give a testimony about the great saints in their lives. Since these witnesses were very personal, I will not list the people who spoke or what was said, but the individual speeches were very inspiring. And there were obviously many silent, personal thoughts in the congregation.
This was a special day to celebrate the many people that have inspired us and brought much love into our hearts. Many people have been great Christian examples by living as Jesus lived. Jesus said that all believers are the light of the world. Let your light of faith be evident to all as we serve the Lord in thought, word and deed.
“O fear the Lord, you His saints (revere and worship Him)! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear” (Psalm 34:9). “The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty” (Psalm 32:22).