November 16

We have made it!  For 31 weeks we have been walking together through God’s word, and this Sunday we reach the end.  In the midst of a world filled with stress, conflict, anger, and sadness, there is good news.  I hope to see you this Sunday as we reach into the book of Revelation for a word from God. 

On Friday we will have the great joy of sharing the Thanksgiving Boxes, that you so generously packed, with those in our community who need a little help this season.  Will you come and join us?  Pick up time is from 11-1, in the Gathering Space.  We need people to help check our guests in, to welcome them with smiles, to listen to their stories and pray with them, and to do the hard word of carrying heavy boxes to their cars.  If you can help, please arrive about 10:45.  This is one of my favorite days of the year and I look forward to sharing it with you.

This Sunday is Thanksgiving Sunday.  During morning worship we will have the joy of participating in a Parent/Child Dedication for Cora Sledge.  As a church family we will pledge to walk alongside Ryan and Lisa as they teach Cora the stories of faith.  Then on Sunday night, we will share together in our Church Family Thanksgiving Meal.  Friends and extended family are welcome as we eat and give thanks together.  The church will provide turkey, dressing, and gravy.  You are asked to bring a covered dish that will feed 8-10.  You will also have the opportunity on Sunday night to make Thanksgiving Cards for senior adults who are clients at the Senior Center, as well as continuing the Advent coloring project.

What a great week is ahead – a week filled with Thanksgiving and joy! 

-Pastor Jane