In the vein of the Where-would-the-world-be-
The answers for me are plentiful and immediate. I do know the unique influence we bear on one another, our families, and this community. I do know that we influence one another to live, love, and work a certain way in this community. Our world is better because of our congregation. Yes, I would even say that we are necessary. A fair bit of work and leadership happens because of our congregation and the expression of faith in Christ that we are.
But there is another side to this. That is, we are not necessary in the sense of being inevitable. We are not necessary in the sense that Gods Kingdom cannot go on without us. It does and He will. As we see in the seven churches of Revelation, congregations are not eternal. God is eternal, and we will live eternally, but these local manifestations of faith are not. All this is to say that the faith-basics of a congregation matter for the future of a congregation.
We must all see ourselves and our service to Christ as necessary for our congregation to thrive. We must all pray, study, fellowship, serve, and give as necessary agents in this work of God. Congrega-tions do not thrive accidentally, neither do they disappear accidentally. This is actually hopeful news. God uses the faith and heart of us all to share His grace and reach this world.
You are necessary. Always have been. Always will be.
Thank you for the great Christmas ministry!
Worship Choirs Cantata
Early Worship Band
Angel Tree gifts
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Sunday School class projects
Kitchen Crew: Christmas Dinner
Janice Spencer &
Michelle Stewart for decorations
Wednesday Mens Group
The mens breakfast group meets at 6:30-7:15 AM each Wednesday for biscuits, scratch gravy, and eggs. Oh, for Bible study, too. As a new angle, the men will explore the beliefs of Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and other groups active in our community. All men are welcome to gather.
Reading through the Bible
Please continue the great work of reading, prayer, and reflection into 2013. The reading schedules are available at both entrances of the building. Even if you did not start in August, you can begin now. None of us will regret the time were giving to this study. In addition, the Sunday morning sermons are centered in this reading schedule.
Years End and Giving
Once again we can all thank God for the resources He gave and the willingness we found in our hearts to share themboth with Him and one another. It is no small effort to support this church financially. Give thanks!
ServaServant Opportunities for January, 2013
Deacon of the week
Jan. 6 Tom Fornash
Jan. 13 Jack Duncan
Jan. 20 Jim Stephenson
Jan. 27 David Wilhoite
Jan. 6 Mike & Diane Gordon
Jan. 13 Jim & Mary Ruth McNeal
Jan. 20 Glendy & Diane Sea
Jan. 27 Randy & Tara Mefford
Jan. 6 Robin Smith & Debbie Cull
Jan. 13 Stacie Darnold
Jan. 20 Lora Pelston & Erin Mahoney
Jan. 27 Glenda Hopper & Deb Lewellyn
We need volunteers
Jan. 6 Jeff & Cas Robbins
Jan. 13 Dave & Robin Huesman
Jan. 20 Matt & Kristine Brown
Jan. 27 Chris & Christian Melton