Hello, Crossroads Family!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We had such a good time at our Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday! Thanks to all who contributed to the meal, and thanks to Heather Vestal for organizing for us! It’s a blessing to belong to a church of caring people who are growing in their love for the Lord and for each other.
These praises from Revelation 4-5:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come” (Rev. 4:8).
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created” (Rev 4:11).
“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth” (Rev 5:9-10).
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing” (Rev 5:12).
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever” (Rev 5:13).
Worship this Sunday
I look forward to seeing many of you this Sunday morning at 10:00 at the Community Center. The sermon will be our last one from the book of Genesis: “Great Fears and Great Hopes.”
Elders Meeting: Sunday, December 4.
The elders will meet following worship on December 4. Please let them know if you have a need or request for them. Thank you!
Home Group: Sunday, December 4
Everyone is invited to the last Home Group for the semester. We’re enjoying the series on “Discovering Your Spiritual Family Tree: Church History Made Easy.” December 4, 6-7:30 pm, at my house, 628 W. Arch Street.
MAMS: Wednesday, December 7
All women who would like to gather for support and encouragement are invited to Michelle’s home, 602 N. Washington Street, on December 7 at 7 pm.
Christmas Eve Service
We’ll gather for worship and celebration on December 24 at 6 pm at the Community Center. Friends and family are invited! We will finish no later than 7:00.
You may be familiar with this reading on prayer. It’s a good one for any of us who need God’s transforming work in our lives!
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel my need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for but all that I had hoped for. My prayer was answered, and I am most richly blessed.
Have a wonderful rest of the week, and I hope to see you Sunday morning!