6 NOV 2016

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Posted by admin on November 4, 2016



 Discipleship Cards

       This Sunday our greeters will be handing you a Discipleship Card as you enter worship.  I hope that you have prayed so you know what it is that God is calling you to do in 2017.  There is an opportunity on this card to express your desire to support our church and God’s ministry through our church in 2017 in the five areas of our discipleship – prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  I invite you to fill out this card and place it in the offering plate on Sunday if you have not already done so.  Thank you.

      The gifts portion of this card will be used in setting our 2017 budget.  We use your estimate of giving or your willingness to tithe or step up toward tithing to set our projected income for the coming year.  This allows us to engage in as much ministry as you have indicated that God is expecting us to do by your respond to what God has asked you to give.  I appreciate your willingness to listen to God and to respond to God’s leading.

 All Saints Sunday

       This Sunday we will be honoring the saints who have become part of the Church Triumphant over the past year.  We will be honoring Bill Klingler, Kenneth Dale Patterson and Kathleen Kincaid.  We will light a candle in remembrance of their life and service during worship.

      A fourth candle will be lighted this Sunday.  This candle will represent those persons who have been an inspiration and blessing to you over your life who are part of the Church Triumphant.  I will ask you before we light the fourth candle to say out loud or quietly to yourself the name of those saints that you cherish who are no longer able to be a part of your earthly journey but whose memory and love will never fade from your mind.

      The sermon focus will be on death and resurrection.  While no one on earth clearly knows what happens when we die, the Bible does give us clues and provides for us some principles that offer hope.  Death confronts each of us at points in our earthly journey.  Each of us will grieve the deaths of those we love and one day we all will face our own mortality. 

      “But we do not want you to be uniformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.  For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died.”                                                                  I Thessalonians 4:13-15

 Sanctuary Heat and Air

       Integrity Heat and Air have been working for the past week on replacing the Sanctuary and second floor children’s/youth area heat and air.  This is a $70,000.00 project.  This will take at least two-weeks to finish.  I hope that you will understand that the project is not yet complete.  I will say more about this on the next couple of Sundays.

       I hope to see in worship this Sunday!