November 2016

2016 is one of those years where Advent starts in November, the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. Which means that the Christmas season is fast approaching! I confess that I’m one of those people who refuses to play Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, and who will frown upon businesses that start playing carols before then, as well.

There’s much to look forward to in the life of our church before the Christmas season begins. On November 6 we will conclude our sermon series on the Great Ends of the Church, and will also have a time during worship to offer our 2017 estimate of giving cards to God.

This is the time of year when our lives become even busier than they already are. We drive around looking for the perfect Christmas gift, or for the right food for Thanksgiving dinner. In the midst of the chaos, we so often find ourselves tired, but refusing to rest. For the two Sundays before Advent, we’ll talk about this in worship. More specifically, we’ll talk about Sabbath. What does it mean? Does it really apply to us? How do we obey the commandment to honor the Sabbath?

Join us on November 13 and 20, and bring a friend.