Good Friday morning to you! We have so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend!
One thing I'm grateful for is the Men's Chorus we will enjoy this coming Sunday morning. Brian Betts, Ron Bolesky, Jeff Barnes, Dan Logan, David Hill, Chris Thoman and yours truly will attempt to make beautiful music together. Our worship arts director, Brandi Walker, really did a great job in selecting the music and recruiting the men to sing. Both the singers and the congregation are sure to enjoy themselves as we worship together. You won't want to miss it, I promise you!
Our sermon Sunday morning is entitled, "Faith: The God Factor." This will be the fifth talk in our series on improving our physical fitness. Would you like to have more of God’s power in your life? Without it you’ll be running on your own energy, which is sure to run out. We have a small battery compared to God’s never-ending power reserves. What’s the secret to tapping into God’s power? Faith! Sunday I'll talk about 4 ways we can grow in faith and tap into those eternal energy reserves! (Want a sneak peak? Here are the online sermon notes.)
Star Trip Kids. Our Star Trip kiddos will be back Sunday morning with special invitations for you to give out to all your friends and family. Remember to keep December 13th on your calendar. That's when our children will perform their special Christmas program about the trip to THE Star!
Potluck! We will also enjoy a potluck meal together on Sunday, December 13th. Bring plenty of food to share with everyone else. We will provide the main meat dish and all the plates, napkins, cups and silverware. You provide the side dishes, salads and desserts!
Next Neighborhood Meal - December 19th. Speaking of food our last opportunity to serve our neighborhood will be on Saturday, December 19th. What a great chance to give a gift of hospitality on the Saturday before Christmas!
Decorate The Church - December 6th. One week from this coming Sunday, we invite you to stick around after the morning worship service is finished to help decorate the church for Christmas. This is always such a fun time of year for us. We'll order in some pizza pies to eat too!
Women's Christmas Gathering. Fun! Food! Fellowship! All next Sunday evening, December 6th from 6pm until 8pm at Tamira Barnes' home.
Christmas Eve Worship at 5pm. Some folks have been asking about our plans for Christmas Eve. We will enjoy our candle lighting worship service in one service at 5pm on December 24th. This is always special!
I know there are so many great opportunities to enjoy your Church Requel family during the holidays. Why not take a moment to invite a friend to come with you to one of these great events. Let's not keep our fellowship a secret! Hope to see you Sunday morning at 11am! With much thanksgiving for all of you, Pastor Mark