Message from the Pastor

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

November has arrived and with it comes our time of reflecting upon all that God continually does to bless our lives.  God is faithful in all things and at all times.  His steadfast love never fails.  So… what are you thankful for?

I can hardly believe that Vickie and I have served this congregation and this community for almost 7 years.  In January we will begin our 8th year.  Each year holds so many blessings and this year has been no exception.  Each of you are a personal blessing to us.  You give us your love and we do our best to love you with the same intensity.  Thanks to each of you for being a blessing and thanks to God who allows us the joy of serving together.

We have been blessed this year to find new ways of sharing God’s love.  Mission Starts Here (First Sunday evening, monthly) is an opportunity to experience God’s blessings while being a blessing to others.  We love the time together in fellowship, worship, and touching lives through taking meals, communion, sending greetings, and even doing some labors of love.  The continued work of the children, youth, and especially the outreach ministries of the United Methodist Women, inspire us.  We were blessed even more to make God’s presence known at our Founder’s Day celebration as well organized and ran the kid’s area.  Praise God that we are called to reflect his love!

The holidays will soon be here.  God is in our midst, pouring our blessings!  As you receive, Make a Joyful Noise!  Then don’t forget to be a blessing to others!

Pastor Joe