Colonial Thanksgiving

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 9:30 a.m.

Come dressed as in days of old when our forefathers gathered together to give thanks to the Lord. Following the service, a special coffee hour is provided by Sue Van Veldhuisen and volunteers.

This year Richard Donohue will be with us assisting Pastor Doug with the morning service.

Journey to the Potter’s House

On November 17th, during the 9:30 AM service, the Reverend Michael Ferris will use the art of making pottery to share the message that God uses the events in our lives to mold us into who He wants us to be.

Heard any good stories lately? When I was growing up, our local library had ‘Story Hour’, a time when children would gather around and listen to the librarian read from the picture books. Our librarian, Mrs. Barksdale, was a great story teller, and would have a crowd of children gathered around listening with rapt attention. I was listening too, working quietly at the circulation desk, as she made those stories come alive. This memory came back to me as I watched video excerpts of “Journey to the Potter’s House”. On November 17th, during the 9:30 AM service, the Reverend Michael Ferris will use the art of making pottery to share the message that God uses the events in our lives to mold us into who He wants us to be. This will be a very uplifting day for all, especially for those who are facing challenges in their lives.

After the 90-minute service, there will be a meet and greet with Pastor Ferris, and he will have some of his pottery available for purchase.

Maundy Thursday Service

Please join us on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. The theme for this service is, “The Night Before”.

Maundy Thursday is the time when we remember that Jesus is spending his last moments with His disciples before He is betrayed, tried, and crucified. The words found in scriptures give us a glimpse of some of the things that Jesus spoke to them not only regarding what was about to happen to Him personally, but also to give them words of encouragement for the future.

Come join with us as we reflect on these words. We will take some time to search our own hearts about how the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples in the upper room apply to us in our everyday life and also what we might say to our loved ones if we knew the end was near and eminent. The life of Christ up to the point of His betrayal and crucifixion is really an example of how we should be living our lives in terms of loving our family, neighbors and even our enemies, how to treat each other with respect, and how to develop a relationship with God that is pleasing to Him.

If you knew that you were going to die the next day; what would you be doing? Who would you talk to? What would you say to them?