Greetings, everyone, and Happy New Year! Here is information on modified service schedule tomorrow:
As I write this, the snow is steadily falling with no signs of stopping. We are expecting another 4-6 inches of accumulation, and the temps are supposed to be bitterly cold in the morning with a dangerous wind chill.
In consultation with our deacon chairman, the service schedule is modified as follows:
FOR TOMORROW ONLY
ICYMI: Last Sunday's Message Jesus, the Bread of Life Luke 9:10-17
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE Have you wanted to read the Bible, but haven't known where to start? You can simply start from the beginning (Genesis) and read straight through to the end (Revelation). But the best way, I believe, to read the Bible and get the most from it is to have a plan. I love this blog post from Ligonier because it gives so may options to the person who really wants to have a plan to read through the Bible. Most of these are "read-the-Bible-in-one-year" plans, but at least one is a 2-year plan and one is a 3-year plan. One is chronological, a great way to read the Bible. I have used Grant Horner's unique plan which is not tied to any set time for completion. The plan, not included in the post above, that I have used most recently is the Five Day Bible Reading plan which you might recognize from this time last year. An added benefit to this plan is the additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS: We will be singing the Getty's song "Joy Has Dawned" in worship tomorrow. Here is a video you can watch to become more familiar with this song that takes us from Christmastide into Epiphany. This version is combined with Angels We Have Heard on High, but we will only be singing "Joy Has Dawned."
BONUS BONUS: Don Whitney is well-known for his books and articles on the spiritual disciplines (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; Spiritual Disciplines in the Church; Simplify Your Spiritual Life, just to name a few). He is perhaps less well-known for his lists to aid in developing disciplines and habits for the Christian walk. Here is a list entitles Ten (More) Questions for a New Year that you might find very helpful as you seek to dedicate this year to living for Christ.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon