First, it’s Veterans Day. I know you join me in thanking those who have served our country. This past Sunday, it was good to recognize our GRACE veterans and express our gratitude for your service. I received a picture from a couple in our church who both served our country and were in Washington, D.C. wearing the socks they received last week in church. Again, I say thank you for your service. Please take a moment today to pray for our veterans and our active military.
This Sunday, our newly ordained Next Generation Pastor, Rev. Taylor Shade will continue in our series, “Trust the Journey.” This week we walk with Moses and the Israelites on the edge of the Promised Land. They send in an “advance team” to scout out the land. It’s beautiful – fruit and lush land. But…it’s also scary – there are giants everywhere. Has God ever led you to the edge of something beautiful AND scary? Will you trust God to lead you to all He has for you? Or will you trust your fears and doubts? Bring your “fruit and giant” moments to church on Sunday. We have a lot to learn from the Israelites’ journey.
On Sunday, I’ll be back at Peachtree Presbyterian Church preaching for the first Sunday in almost 6 ½ years. It will be good to be back, and good to share with them how God is at work at GRACE Church Bethlehem. That congregation has been dear prayer partners on our church’s journey.
We are very close to the season of the year I affectionately call “Thanks-mas.” We have planned a host of opportunities for you to give thanks and celebrate the greatest gift the world ever received- “For God so loved the World, that He gave his one and only Son.” See below for some of these opportunities.
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Dr. Marnie Crumpler