Posts from November 2019

All You Christmas Decorating Fiends…

It’s YOUR TIME! Some of you couldn’t wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas music and decorating. Some of you were itching to put up your tree before Halloween had passed. And I know of at least one particular establishment in the area that had Christmas trees in place in AUGUST!!! So, those of you who so love decorating, come and help us decorate the Lord’s house this Saturday, November 30, at 1:00. The “Hanging of the Greens” goes…

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Or… as it’s commonly called – POINSETTIA. If you’d like to purchase one or more to help decorate the church, you need to do so no later than this coming Lord’s Day (December 2nd). Once Christmas services are over, the flowers you purchased are yours to keep.  Order forms are in the church foyer:

Now we praise… and now we pray…

Praise God for each person who packed a box this year, and for all those who labored so hard to make this our biggest Operation Christmas Child year yet. Great is your reward, brothers and sisters! GREAT is your reward. Rejoice in your labor for Jesus and pray He uses it gloriously now for the kingdom. May every single one of these 1677 boxes take the gospel to the heart of not only a child, but that child’s family, and…

Home Stretch!!!!

So far we’ve packed and / or collected 1500+ boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you’ve packed your own box or boxes, there are just a few more times left to bring it to the church and have it included before we deliver them to the collection point on Monday. Remaining times for collection: Friday, November 22, 4-6PM Saturday, November 23, 10-12PM and 4-6PM Sunday, November 24, 1-3PM Monday, November 25, 9-11AM

Messy Stalls

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. (Proverbs 14:4 KJV) That verse reminds me that if you’re going to get things done for Jesus, sometimes it’s going to get messy! And this is a messy busy fascinating weekend coming up. Operation Christmas Child collection week is in full swing. There are boxes everywhere! And more coming in through Sunday when collection ends and we load the final boxes in…

Pack Pack Pack

It’s here! The 2019 Operation Christmas Child packing party will be tomorrow (Saturday, November 16th) at 10:00 AM. Come help us pack boxes, filled up with gifts, full of joy,  bearing the gospel, packed with love, and sent off with prayer. Only when we get to heaven will we know what impact each of these gift boxes had for souls. Will you join us?

Just in case you didn’t see this…

Remember the next events on the Operation Christmas Child timeline: Thursday at 6:30 – Final assembly day – light dinner will be provided. Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 – Packing Party at the church November 18th-25, Collection week at the church. Any boxes you packed yourself can be dropped off during this week. (See the scheduled times posted in the church foyer.)

Almost Ready To Pack!

Remember the next events on the timeline: Thursday at 6:30 – Final assembly day – light dinner will be provided. Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 – Packing Party at the church November 18th-25, Collection week at the church. Any boxes you packed yourself can be dropped off during this week. (See the scheduled times posted in the church foyer.)

The Church’s High Privilege

“Men ought always to pray.” (Luke 18:1) Our brother Charles Spurgeon had some thoughts on this verse: Jesus has sent his church into the world on the same errand upon which he himself came, and this mission includes intercession. It is the church’s high privilege to pray with acceptance. The door of grace is always open for her petitions, and they never return empty-handed. The veil was rent for her, the blood was sprinkled upon the altar for her, God…