GREETINGS, EVERYONE! Thanks to all those who came out this morning for work day at church. We were few in number but mighty in spirit! I believe you will notice one upgrade as soon as you come into the hallway and foyer. Thanks, Ronnie Stahl, for coordinating the effort!
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY is extended to Pastor Kyle and Sue Bridgman upon the death of Kyle's mother, JoAnn Bridgman, early yesterday morning. Her services will be at 10 am, Thursday, Oct. 21, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, MO.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: I don't always do "this day in history" as part of this e-mail, but when I do, I try to make it meaningful. This date is of great importance to the early years of the Protestant Reformation. On this date in 1555, Hugh Latimer, former Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, were burned at the stake in Oxford under orders from “Bloody” Queen Mary as part of her attempt to rid England of Protestantism and bring it back under the sway of the Roman Catholic Church. As the flames surged around them, the older Latimer said to the younger man dying with him: “Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man. For this day by God's grace we shall light such a candle in England as I pray shall never go out.” By God's grace they did, and the rest, as they say, is history.
THE LORD'S DAY
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE schedule is attached. We are on Week 42.
BONUS: We have several copies of the book by Rob Phillips What Every Christian Should Know About Satan. These are generously made available to us by the Missouri Baptist Convention at the greatly reduced rate of $5 per copy. For a book of over 400 pages, that is a steal. It also represents a 75% discount of the retail price. Here is a link to the page where you can watch a video description and get a fuller description of the book.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon