CHANGES AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE
by Pastor Richard Todd
for the week beginning Sunday, December 1, 2013
Every Thanksgiving table is a different group of people gathering at our Todd household. Seven years ago I had no grandchildren at the Thanksgiving table and now I have two. Just last year I had only one daughter at the Thanksgiving table and now there are two (we welcomed Bre into our family on 10/26/13). And I am sure the Thanksgiving table will be different in 2014.
Our Thanksgiving morning service is now past and ahead is our Christmas Eve service. In between is our Christmas dinner on December 8. It comes and goes so fast. Take advantage of each opportunity your schedule allows in gathering with your family of faith.
The special Sundays of Advent begin with our worship services today. Each Sunday before Christmas day one of you families will share the theme of the week, share a Scripture portion and lead us in prayer. Don’t miss any of these Advent times with the final one being our Christmas Eve service.
Sign up today for our Family Christmas Dinner on Sunday evening, December 8, right here in our Plaza. It is always a special family time together. Yes, bring friends and family.
Enjoy singing Christmas carols? We always sing extra carols at Walking N the Word Sundays at 5:30pm.
We have been traveling in our Sunday morning message with the Apostle Paul on his second missionary journey. Most recently we were in Acts 16 and looked at the witness by WORD or DEED issue. I want to recommend to you a good book on Paul’s journeys which is JOURNEY’S TO SIGNIFICANCE by my friend, Neil Cole.
God’s best to you,
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
OUR PLAZA IS READY FOR COMPANY
Some of our youth and adults came in and cleaned the plaza floor and other areas recently in preparation for the Christmas dinner. When one of you saw it we overheard your response.