I hope everyone has a great week. We have a number of events coming up for the Christmas season. We have our annual Christmas party for the Youth Care Group, this evening, at the church building from 6-8 pm., in the family room at the church building. Then, next Saturday will be the annual adult party at the Sneed’s home and it will start at 7 p.m. Next Sunday afternoon, we will have our annual Caroling time together. More information about these events and what to bring is in the bulletin.
Our Grief Support Group has now been meeting on Thursday evening for two weeks. We meet from 7-9 p.m. here at the church building. It is open to all who feel they will benefit from this Support Group. Please keep this group in your prayers. We will have one more meeting this Thursday before the holiday season and we will then pick up the week after New Year’s Day.
We want to offer a special welcome to all of our visitors. You will always find a warm welcome here. We hope and pray that our Bible study and worship time together will draw you closer to God. If we can be of assistance to you please let us know and we will do the best that we can to help you. When you can we hope that you will come back and worship with us.
Today, our lesson is entitled: What Really Matters (2). We will continue our study of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. There is much that we can learn for our everyday life as a Christian in this short letter. Today, we will be examining Philippians 3:12-14. As Paul continues to discuss what matters, he tells us what really matters is striving for the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. When we know Christ, we come to understand that we were created by God to grow; we were recreated by Christ to grow. Although our text is a just a few short verses it reveals to us some very important information. I hope you will study this passage along with us, today.
Our Care Groups will be meeting this evening. The times and places will be posted elsewhere in the bulletin or announced Sunday morning. I want to say how much I enjoyed listening to Wayne Miller who was a guest speaker for Jerry’s Care Group. We have four Care Groups that meet each Sunday afternoon and evening.
I love you with the love of the Lord. Bob