Dear Church Family,
As I peer into December, two announcements stand out above the rest. The first is the reminder of the incarnation of the Son of God. We are entering the Advent season when we are reminded that we serve a God who came to us. Every year I look forward to gathering with you all in a variety of services to reflect on the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to encourage each of you to make an effort to participate in as many of these gatherings as you can. I believe God will use them to draw you into a deeper relationship with Himself.
The second announcement that stands out is Bob Walker’s transition to Florida. As many of you know, Bob will be completing his service to our church at the end of December. Although his service to our church will come to an end, I am confident that his service to the Lord will continue. Over these past four years I have enjoyed serving alongside Bob. His wisdom, work ethic, faithfulness, love for people and clearly his music ability stand out. His willingness to serve would always find its expression whether it was through building Vacation Bible School sets, popping popcorn for our various events, taking our seniors on an adventure, or lending his strong voice to leading worship, singing at a funeral, or equipping the choir. With a time of service spanning twelve years, Bob has become one of the longest serving ministers our church has experienced in her 85 year history. Fourth only to Rev. Bert Joyner, Dr. T.S. Boehm, and Fred Gunter. It goes without saying that Bob and Nanette will be missed and their impact will be felt long after they are gone. On Sunday, December 27th from 3-5pm we will gather in the Social Hall to celebrate Bob’s years of service. As part of the celebration, a love offering will be collected. I hope you will try your best to be there as we show our appreciation and send them out to serve the Lord in Florida.
Pastor Ron Jones