Greetings, everyone, and Merry Christmas!
It was a real blessing to be together with the church family last evening for our Christmas Eve Candlelight service. About 70 family and friends gathered for a service of Scripture and song, a brief sermon, and the lighting of candles as a congregation. I believe the Lord was honored throughout. Thanks to all who came out to be with us!
This Lord's Day! (12/269)
COMING UP: Monthly Member Meeting will be moved to Sunday, Jan. 16, which works out well since January is a five-Sunday month. Make plans to attend this meeting if you are able to.
ICYMI: Last Sunday's Message Who Is This Christ? Colossians 1:13-23
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE schedule is attached. We are in the final week, Week 52. Almost finished!
SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars and save the date for Sunday, January 24. I mentioned last week that, on that day, Lord willing, we will have Steve Sewell with us. Steve has been a pastor, a hospice chaplain, and is now a speaker on the subject of death, dying, and the accompanying grief. You may remember Steve being with us in fall 2018 for a Holiday Grief Seminar. He will preach in the morning service, and then in the afternoon he will teach a seminar, focusing on the peculiar kinds of grief our congregation has been experiencing. We also hope to have Steve in some area schools to help faculty and staff with these same issues. More details will be forthcoming as the time approaches.
MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: Christian sympathy is extended to Jeff and Angie Noland at the death of Jeff's step-dad, Greg Lober. A visitation for Greg will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 Rte 291, Liberty, MO 64068, followed by a celebration of life from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To send online condolences, follow this link to the obituary page. To send expressions of sympathy by mail, Jeff and Angie's address is 1 Lakes Drive, Agency, MO 64401.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon