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• Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Blessings all,

This coming Sunday is Celebration – Thanksgiving and Christ the King Sunday all in one. The scripture is: Matthew 25:31-46 and the sermon is entitled: “Life Extensions.” Come to church and extend your life – OK maybe that is a bit over the edge – or is it? We will talk about how life is extended (not necessarily in years). During the service there will be an opportunity to offer your estimate of giving to the church and its ministries for 2015. In celebration for our life together we will share in an all-church multi-generational, multi-caloried luncheon in the Fellowship Hall right after the service. Again this year Diane Tracy and Shelley Shackett will be preparing the food. It will be a feast of abundance.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday and sharing in our common life together in worship and in service.

May God’s Blessings continue to empower your journey

in Christ,

Gary

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• Friday, November 14th, 2014

Blessings All,

Sunday is a coming!! The scriptures for this week’s service are: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-30 with a sermon entitled: “Burrowing or Building?” The Bookstore will be open after church during coffee hour which will also be the time and place for an informal discussion of the book: Wonder. The Confirmation Class will meet after coffee in the Manse.

Just a reminder that we are still accumulating 2015 calendars to go to the inmates at Graterford Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.

See you on Sunday

Peace to you all,

Gary

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• Saturday, November 08th, 2014

Blessings and warmth to you all,

This Sunday we will share the warmth of Worship and Fellowship even in November – what a gift that is.
The scripture passages for this coming Sunday are: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-18 and Matthew 25:1-13 with a sermon entitled: “Renewable Fuel.” The BOOKSTORE will re-open in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday.

I am looking forward to seeing you.

Peace to you

Gary

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• Friday, October 31st, 2014

Blessings All,

This Sunday is Communion Sunday with the scripture passages: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 and Matthew 23:1-12 with a message entitled: “Climbing _____ the Christian Ladder of Success.” The Deacons will be receiving their monthly offering to support some of the work they in providing bulletins, Upper Rooms (the new ones are here) flowers for special times in our church life, etc. etc.

We will also receive the donations of candy from our children during the Children’s Message before they head downstairs to do some baking of goodies for the John Graham Shelter. Good Sunday to invite friends.

The women of the church are invited to meet following worship to continue their conversation about the use of the Colby Fund and the future of Women’s Fellowship.

It will be a good day to be together and I look forward to seeing you

In Christ,

Gary

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• Friday, October 17th, 2014

Blessings all,

This coming Sunday (two days from now) our scripture focus will be 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22 with a sermon entitled: “Re-Imaging.”

During the service this Sunday we will recognize the Confirmation Class and Mentors. Following the service the women of the church are asked to gather in the sanctuary to discuss the future options for the Colby Fund. Also following the service will be the second class session of the Confirmation Class (including the mentors). During the latter part of the class we will show a short video clip focusing on the question: “Is believing in Jesus the only way to get to heaven?”

Following that the Addison Association will be meeting at the Federated Church in Bristol starting with lunch at 12:30. The program is entitled: “Addressing Drug Use in Addison County – How can We Support Efforts?” Anyone is invited to attend this meeting (gathering).

A Good Full Day ahead

See You Then

In Christ,

Gary

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