October 22- Nov 3rd Family Worship Guide 2023

The Guide for the Week
October 22-Nov 3rd 2023 AD. 
21st and 22nd Sundays After Pentecost

Bible Passage for the Week
Proverbs 12:11-20
James 5
Psalm 96

Verse to Memorize
Romans 3:28
Catechism Questions
Q.  What are the Five Solas?
A.   Sola Scriptura
       Sola Fide
       Sola Gratia
       Solus Christus
       Soli Deo Gloria

Q.  What do they mean?
                   That we are saved by Grace alone through Faith alone in Christ alone as taught in Scripture alone to the Glory of God alone.

Q. What is a saint?
A.  A saint is a “holy one,” someone who is set apart for God’s special purposes.  Every Christian, whether in heaven or on earth, is made holy by Jesus Christ and therefore may be properly called a saint.  

Q. May we honor the saints who have gone on before us?
A.  Yes, we may honor the saints in heaven because Holy Scripture says to give honor to whom honor is due.
Q. How do we honor the saints?
A.  We properly honor the saints when we
1.  Remember them with fondness
2.  Give thanks for God for their godly example
3.  Imitate their faith and other good virtues
4.  And are encouraged by their example to endure in the faith.

Q. May we pray to the saints?
A.  No, we do not pray to the saints because Jesus is the only Mediator, God has commanded us to pray only to Him in the name of Jesus Christ, and only God has the power to hear and answer our prayers.

Q. May we bow down or worship at paintings or statues of the saints?
A. No, God’s holy law requires that we worship God alone and forbids that we worship idols. To give religious worship to the saints is to dishonor both them and the God they worship.

People to Pray for: 
Church: Immanuel Baptist Church
               Pastor Ryan Fullerton
Ministry:  Clearnote Men’s Retreat
Civil Magistrate: Jeffersonville City Council
                                              Scott Anderson
Notes for Parents:
Proverbs 12:11-20
I have had several toddlers/young children in my house at the same time. Picture this: one child grabs a toy from another, and it's like World War III in an instant. The offended kid doesn't hold back—loud cries, tears, and maybe even a punch or two if they're feeling feisty. It's primal, it's what kids do. When they're upset, they let it rip, no holding back. These are, of course, things that a parent must discipline, but it is what comes naturally to a child. When they are offended, their anger is known at once. This is childish.

But let's fast forward a bit, shall we? Now we're talking about grown-ups- it's downright foolish Yet, even us adults, we're not immune to the temptation. We get offended, and boom, no filter, no control. Men and women alike, we can unleash some fury. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, they say. But here's the deal, it's not in line with the fruit of the spirit to let that anger loose. It's no good when someone, especially a wife, goes from zero to anger in a heartbeat. Ladies, if your man tries to correct you, how do you react? Does your anger come pouring out? Well, some might say, "No, I just give him the silent treatment till he figures it out." But let's be clear, that ain't the prudence we're talking about here.

Now, this proverb, it's not saying you can just sit there, stewing in your own misery, making everyone miserable with your brooding. No, not at all. The prudent move is to conceal that dishonor.

Here is what John Gill says about this: "He conceals his anger and resentment at any injury done to him by words or actions, which, if allowed to break out, would bring shame and disgrace to him. He covers the injury itself, the disgraceful words that are spoken of him, and the shameful actions done unto him. He puts up with the contempt that is cast upon him and bears it patiently. He takes no notice of the offense given him, and much less seeks revenge. In doing so, he acts prudently, creating less trouble for himself and gaining more credit and reputation from others."

The prudent man overlooks faults. He is ready to forgive. He can overlook faults, ready to forgive. When he buries that anger, it's not about making someone pay; it's about mastering himself, pure self-control. Wisdom Is when you keep a lid on that anger and resentment, no matter the hurtful words or actions thrown your way. You swallow your pride and let the contempt slide. You don't take offense and certainly don't seek revenge.
The prudent woman is slow to be offended. She tries to hear what was spoken, not just what she thought was meant by what was spoken. She doesn't bring shame to her family with her temper tantrums.

 Pray for this wisdom. Pray to be patient and long-suffering. Take control of your reactions and own your emotions.

Jude Vs 22-25
Jude writes to the church, warning them of false teachers. He then tells them to make sure to remember the words of the apostles. When the Bible says "remember," it's not just a mental exercise. It means you're supposed to recall God's actions, meditate on His teachings, and keep His promises front and center. It's about taking action, not just a stroll down memory lane.
Jude says, "Remember the apostles' words and live accordingly." Build yourself up in the true faith, pray with the Holy Spirit's fire for strength, stay in God's love, and wait for the Lord's mercy. Don't get sucked into false teachings. Stand firm, get on solid ground.
It's like when you're on an airplane, and they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  Get yourself firmly planted in the truths of God and then help those around you.

Verse 22 talks about having some empathy and patience with those who are doubting. Not everyone who falls into false teachings is a malicious wolf; some are just struggling. Be gentle, speak the truth, and help them find their way back.

In verse 23, we're talking about those who've gone way off course. They've strayed into the darkness, and it's time to bring the thunder. These folks need a reality check, a stern rebuke, and, if necessary, a taste of church discipline. They've wandered deep into the woods, and it's time to light a fire under them.

Now, when it comes to dealing with those peddling false teachings, we don't hold back. We unleash the full arsenal – strong rebukes, calling them out, sarcasm, even a bit of mocking. We're talking about tearing down the lies that have stained their souls. It might sound harsh, but it's the tough love they need to snap out of it.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, we've got to plant ourselves on a rock-solid foundation and pray for divine wisdom. We need the kind of wisdom that knows when to offer a gentle nudge, when to let things slide, and when to go all-in, guns blazing, to rescue those lost souls.  Pray that you and your pastors/elders will have this wisdom.

James 5
Verse 7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.
When we talk about patience, we're not just dealing with life's little irritations. It's not just about dealing with your kid spilling their food or having to repeatedly tell your son not to smack his brother. Sure, those things require patience, but the kind of patience we're talking about here is the kind that waits, waits for the Lord to bring judgment upon the wicked.
Look at the first six verses of this chapter; it's a straight-up call-out to the rich and powerful who oppress the righteous. It's a no-holds-barred condemnation of those wicked folks who seem to be thriving while they trample over the righteous. They persecute, they steal, they do whatever they want.  The first 6 verses could easily be written in song form and called 'The Rich Men North of Richmond.' These are the politicians stacking up debt, causing inflation, living large, and at the same time, condemning the righteous and supporting evil  like abortion and sexual immorality.

You might look around and wonder, "Where's God in all this? Why does He allow it?" Well, James tells us, in the face of all this wickedness, be patient. The Lord's got this. He's gonna bring the hammer down on the wicked. He'll protect His people, and He'll judge those who oppress the righteous poor. He's the judge, and He's standing right at the door, ready to deliver justice.  Remember, every wicked person's got a day of reckoning coming. They'll face the judge. And not just that, there's a day on the horizon when Christ will come back and judge the living and the dead.

In the meantime, we've got to dig deep into the foundation of God’s word, build our endurance in the Holy Spirit, and not turn against our own. We're not here to complain about each other but rather to fight together the enemies in front of us. . God's the ultimate judge, and we need to endure. James reminds us, whether it's the ancient prophets like Elijah or Job, those who endure are blessed. We've seen how they faced adversity, and we've seen how they were rewarded in the end. So, stay tough, keep the faith, and endure.

Psalm 96
Psalm 96:7-9 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; Bring an offering and come into His courts. Worship the Lord in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth.
What do you wear on Sunday morning to the worship service? Does it even matter? We live in a time when many love informality and loath formal occasions. Those people might come to worship in shorts and flip flops, as if going to a Jimmy Buffet concert. Others, constrained by limited resources or a preference for comfort, opt for well-worn jeans and dirt covered boots. Yet, if you visit certain congregations, particularly in the black church tradition, you'll find worshippers dressed to impress, turning Sunday into a fashion showcase. It's a chance to be seen, a time to 'do it big.'

But what does the text really mean by 'holy attire'? It's not primarily concerned with clothing in the literal sense. A suit, robe, or button-up shirt doesn't inherently possess holiness. We've witnessed plenty of individuals who wear such attire daily but lack true holiness. So, what should we clothe ourselves in for worship? It's about donning 'holy attire' that goes beyond fabric and fashion. Galatians 3:27 reminds us, 'For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.' The true holy attire is being clothed in the righteousness of Christ.

Can we be clothed in our own good deeds? No, they're like dirty rags. You can't just stroll into God's presence on your own merit. You've got to come covered in the righteousness of Christ. That means having faith in Christ and turning away from sin. Shed those wicked deeds, as Colossians 3 tells us, and gear up with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Forgive one another, just as the Lord forgave you. Above all, put on love – it's the glue that holds it all together.

This is the holy attire that pleases God - love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

But what about actual clothing? Well, if our hearts are to be clean and reverent and if they are to be focused on love for God and for neighbor, then our clothing choices ought to align with our hearts. We ought to choose clothing that is clean and reverent and that shows concern for our neighbor's well-being. Our clothing should indicate that we are coming to meet the God of the universe. You wouldn't meet a dignitary looking like you just rolled out of bed or finished mucking out a barn, would you? Nah, you'd be clean and sharp. And let's not forget – love for your neighbor should keep your clothing modest, not screaming for attention or trying to one-up your fellow worshipers.

The main point is that we ought to come to worship with faith and love. We ought to come prepared to meet a holy God. This means, as you prepare for worship this week, brothers, don't forget to prepare your heart so that you can come before God in holy attire.

Catechism/ Memory Verse
There are a lot of catechism questions this week.  Some are dealing with the reformation truths-the five solas and some are dealing with All Saint’s Day truths- honoring the saints.
November 1st is often called All Saints’ Day or All Hallows Day. Beginning in the second century, Christians set apart this day to honor those who have gone before them, especially those who were martyrs.

Jesus, the Son of God, told His disciples that they would suffer persecution if they loved Him but also that they would be blessed if they were persecuted. Scripture says that Jesus, sinless and holy, was hated because evil hates what is good. Jesus was a light that shone on the dark deeds of those who practice evil, and they despised him. They plotted against Him and unjustly condemned Him to death. But evil cannot win. In fact, evil only ends up doing the bidding of light.

It was God’s plan that Jesus would die at the hands of these wicked men. Jesus was buried, but no grave could hold this hallowed one. He rose from the dead and was seen by his followers and up to 500 people at one time. He then ascended into Heaven, where He now reigns over all heaven and earth. He is reigning even over His enemies and will destroy them one by one. One day he will return and raise all who have died to life, where He will judge all.  The wicked will be condemned for eternity, and those who are children of God will live and reign with Christ forever.

But until Christ returns, evil still hates the light. During the first couple of centuries after Christ, Christians were persecuted by both Jews and the Roman Empire. Pagans called the early Christians “haters of mankind” because they disapproved of the sins in which the pagans participated. Many Christians were imprisoned, beaten, made to fight gladiators or wild animals, and killed. The Church remembered Christ’s words that when they were hated for the Gospel, they were blessed. Therefore, it wanted to honor their brothers and sisters in Christ who, rather than rejecting Jesus, faced death.

For Christians, All Saints’ Day is not just a memorial to faithful dearly departed but a celebration of the victory those people have over death. Death is not the end. Those who die in Christ are dead to this world but still alive, and when Jesus returns, they will return with Him, and their bodies will be resurrected.  They along with all those who have faith in Christ will reign forever.
Since the second century, various traditions have become attached to All Saints’ Day–some of them good and some of them superstitious and bad.

One tradition surrounding All Saints’ Day comes from the fact that in the Bible, a day actually begins the preceding evening. Therefore, in the Church calendar, the eve of a day is the actual beginning of the festive day. We all are familiar with Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which have their own traditions and celebrations. The same is true of All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween, which has become more popular as a day for dressing up, getting candy, and watching scary movies.

But contrary to popular notion, Halloween started not as a pagan holiday but as a Christian one.  Many of our traditions, such as trick-or-treating, jack o'lanterns, and haunted houses, are all new additions historically. So where did the dressing up as ghosts and other scary stuff come from? One Christian historian says “In a word: mockery. Satan’s great sin (and our great sin) is pride.Thus, to drive Satan from us we ridicule him. This is why the custom arose of portraying Satan in a ridiculous red suit with horns and a tail. Nobody thinks the devil really looks like this; the Bible teaches that he is the fallen Arch-Cherub. Rather, the idea is to ridicule him because he has lost the battle with Jesus and he no longer has power over us. The gargoyles that were placed on the churches of old had the same meaning. They symbolized the Church ridiculing the enemy. They stick out their tongues and make faces at those who would assault the Church. Gargoyles are not demonic; they are believers ridiculing the defeated demonic army. Thus, the defeat of evil and of demonic powers is associated with Halloween.” People dress up and tell scary stories to show that that is all the power evil ultimately has. Christ has defeated darkness.
As stated earlier, many traditions that arose surrounding All Saints’ Day were not good.  In fact, by the 1500s man-made tradition had begun to overtake the truths of God’s holy Word. The good news that Jesus Christ lived and died to save sinners from their sins was getting buried under by false teachers and the unbiblical traditions. Jesus warned his disciples about those who would lead people astray. There have always been people who claim to follow Him but are really using religion to gain power or money or to feed other lusts.

The leadership of the Church in the 1500s had become corrupt. The Papacy created an entire false system of salvation through keeping religious ceremonies and other so-called good works. In fact, days like All Saints’ day were part of this system. According to the system, which blatantly contradicts God’s Word, people were more holy for participating in “holy days” and could merit salvation by doing so. In addition, in order to pay for the construction of cathedrals at the papal enclave, the Pope began to issue indulgences. Indulgences were some of the worst abuses of the system. The Pope sent out men who traveled around selling these worthless certificates saying that it would earn people time out of purgatory, i.e., “Pay money, and you can be saved.”

Church members could also pay money to see the traveling show of the relics. Relics were supposed to be either bones, teeth, or other items belonging to famous Christians. Superstitiously, people were taught that you could gain some of the holiness of these saints by being near these items, many of which were forgeries. One godly man in that time mocked that there were enough supposed pieces of the cross traveling around that you could build Noah’s ark.

Even thought it  was a dark time in the life of the Church, God is always good. He does not let His church languish in darkness. During this time, a monk by the name of Martin Luther began to see the discrepancies between what the Bible says and what many church leaders were saying. Scripture says that we are saved not by our works or good deeds but by the grace of God, which we receive by faith. We believe the promises of God, trusting in the work of Jesus while seeking forgiveness for our sins. We turn from trusting in our own way to trusting the words of Jesus.

Salvation is not gained with money as if God needs a handout or can be paid off. Every penny we own is already God’s. Deliverance from sin, death, the power of Satan, and the judgment of God cannot be earned. There is nothing we have or do that can impress God. Holy Scripture says, “without faith it is impossible to please God.”  

It was by God’s providence that on October 31st, 1517 AD, Martin Luther went to the church door in Wittenburg and posted 95 statements opposed to the selling of indulgences. The night when the church celebrates the vanquishing of evil and the day before it honors the lives of all the faithful Christians before, Martin Luther was used by God to point people back to the truths of the Gospel–the truths which the faithful had died defending. Luther didn’t intend to start a movement, yet his pamphlet was taken off the door and printed on the newly invented Guttenburg printing press. It spread like wildfire.

Christians began to go back to the Bible to find the truth of God. The Protestant Reformation began that day. Evil still hated the light. Many protestants were persecuted, but like the saints of old, they would not give in and found victory even in the face of death.  

We are now over five hundred years removed from that first Reformation Day, but the truths of the Gospel will never change. It is because of Christ Jesus, who lived, died, and rose again, that sinners like us can be forgiven. We can be rescued out of the darkness of death and evil and given abundant life now and hope of eternal life in the future. We can continue the fight of our brothers and sisters in the faith who went on before us. We can follow in their footsteps trusting Christ through trial, suffering, and even death.

How to Pray for Those we are praying for:
Immanuel Baptist Church
               Pastor Ryan Fullerton
Heavenly Father,
We lift our hearts in prayer for Immanuel Baptist Church, under the guidance of Pastor Ryan Fullerton.  Lord, we pray for Immanuel Baptist Church's growth, both in numbers and in spiritual maturity. May their congregation flourish, and may each member deepen their relationship with You. Grant them the wisdom to discern Your will and the courage to follow it faithfully. In a world filled with deception and lies, we ask for Your divine protection. Bestow upon them the boldness to stand firmly against the devil's deceit. May they be equipped with the armor of faith to resist the enemy's schemes.
Father, we pray for unity among the members of Immanuel Baptist Church. May they be bound together by the unchanging truths of Your Word, and may their love for one another reflect Your love for them.
We also lift up the men of the church, asking for physical, mental, and spiritual strength. May they be strong leaders in their families, guiding their wives and children with love and wisdom. For the women, we pray for gentle and quiet spirits, and hearts filled with love for their husbands and children. May they find joy and fulfillment in their roles as nurturers and caregivers.
Lord, we entrust the children of Immanuel Baptist Church into Your loving care. May they grow up in the faith, firmly rooted in Your truth, and become the future leaders and torchbearers of the church.
Though we may not physically gather with them, we stand alongside them in spirit, lifting our prayers to You. May Your name be glorified through the ministry and witness of Immanuel Baptist Church.
In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we pray.

Clearnote Men’s Retreat
Almighty and Heavenly Father,
We pray for Your guidance and strength for The Clearnote Church Men's Retreat. We come before You with humility, acknowledging that it is through Your grace that we find our purpose and calling as men.
We thank You for the opportunity for Pastor Joseph Spurgeon to preach on being men of unwavering conviction.. We pray, Lord, that You grant him divine wisdom and discernment as he imparts Your truth to the men gathered here. May his words be a beacon of light, guiding the men on the path of righteousness and encouraging then to stand firm in their faith.
May this time together be one of spiritual rejuvenation, where  hearts and minds are refreshed by the power of Your Word. We pray for deep fellowship among the men, for bonds of brotherhood to be strengthened, and for Your presence to be palpable in their midst.
Father, we know that in a world that often challenges our convictions, we need Your strength to remain steadfast. Grant us the courage to uphold our faith and principles, even in the face of opposition. Help us to be men of honor, integrity, and unwavering faith, shining as lights in a dark world.
We lift up this Men's Retreat into Your capable hands, trusting that Your will shall be done. May it be a time of growth, encouragement, and empowerment for all who attend.  In the name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray.

Jeffersonville City Council  Scott Anderson
Our Sovereign and Eternal God,
 We come before You with humility, recognizing Your Lordship over all creation, Your wisdom that surpasses all understanding, and Your grace that has been bestowed upon us through the saving work of Jesus Christ. We lift up to You, Councilman Scott Anderson, a servant in Jeffersonville, asking that You would lead, guide, and direct his path.  Give him a heart that seeks to love Jesus above all the treasures and allurements of this world. May his passion for Christ be evident in every decision he makes and every word he utters. Let the weight of Your eternal Word bear heavily upon his conscience, so that his judgments and actions are aligned with Your holy and perfect law. Bestow upon him wisdom, Lord, as he navigates the complexities of leadership, governance, and service. Let his decisions reflect a genuine concern for the well-being of the people of Jeffersonville. We pray for Scott’s health, that You would sustain him in times of fatigue and restore him when wearied. Uphold his family, fortify their bonds, and keep them united in love and purpose. Guard them against the snares of the enemy and fill their home with the joy and peace that comes only from You.
For the people of Jeffersonville, we ask that the gospel would be heard, understood, and embraced. Open their eyes, Father, to see the truth and the beauty of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Let hearts be softened, lives be transformed, and homes be centered on the gospel. May this city shine as a beacon of Your grace, drawing many to the saving knowledge of Christ. We fervently pray that Jesus Christ would be exalted as King in Jeffersonville. May every institution, every initiative, and every individual bow before His lordship, acknowledging that all authority belongs to Him. Let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done, in Jeffersonville as it is in heaven.
All this we ask in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and King, to whom be all glory, honor, and praise, both now and forevermore. Amen.

Church History Spotlight
Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons
26 October 899

When the Gospel was first preached in Britain, the island was inhabited by Celtic peoples. In the 400's, pagan Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, invaded Britain and drove the Christian Celts out of what is now England into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The new arrivals (called collectively the Anglo-Saxons) were then converted by Celtic missionaries moving in from the one side and Roman missionaries moving in from the other. (They then sent missionaries of their own, such as Boniface, to their pagan relatives on the Continent.)

In the 800's the cycle partly repeated itself, as the Christian Anglo-Saxons were invaded by the Danes, pagan raiders, who rapidly conquered the northeast portion of England. They seemed about to conquer the entire country and eliminate all resistance when they were turned back by Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

Alfred was born in 849 at Wantage, Berkshire, youngest of five sons of King Aethelwulf. He wished to become a monk, but after the deaths (all in battle, I think) of his father and his four older brothers, he was made king in 871. He proved to be skilled at military tactics, and devised a defensive formation which the Danish charge was unable to break. After a decisive victory at Edington in 878, he reached an agreement with the Danish leader Guthrum, by which the Danes would retain a portion of northeastern England and be given other concessions in return for their agreement to accept baptism and Christian instruction. From a later point of view, it seems obvious that such a promise could not involve a genuine change of heart, and was therefore meaningless (and indeed, one Dane complained that the white robe that he was given after his baptism was not nearly so fine as the two that he had received after the two previous times that he had been defeated and baptized). However, Alfred's judgement proved sound. Guthrum, from his point of view, agreed to become a vassal of Christ. His nobles and chief warriors, being his vassals, were thereby obligated to give their feudal allegiance to Christ as well. They accepted baptism and the presence among them of Christian priests and missionaries to instruct them. The door was opened for conversions on a more personal level in that and succeeding generations.

In his later years, having secured a large degree of military security for his people, Alfred devoted his energies to repairing the damage that war had done to the cultural life of his people. He translated Boethius's Consolations of Philosophy into Old English, and brought in scholars from Wales and the Continent with whose help various writings of Bede, Augustine of Canterbury, and Gregory the Great were likewise translated. He was much impressed by the provisions in the Law of Moses for the protection of the rights of ordinary citizens, and gave order that similar provisions should be made part of English law. He promoted the education of the parish clergy. In one of his treatises, he wrote:
"He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear."

He died on 26 October 899, and was buried in the Old Minster at Winchester. Alone among English monarchs, he is known as "the Great."

The writer G.K.Chesterton has written a long narrative poem about Alfred, called, "The Ballad of the White Horse.

A Prayer thanking Alfred the Great
O Sovereign Lord, who brought your servant Alfred to a troubled throne that he might establish peace in a ravaged land and revive learning and the arts among the people: Awake in us also a keen desire to increase our understanding while we are in this world, and an eager longing to reach that endless life where all will be made clear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Upcoming Events:
October 25 Women’s Bible Study  Life Together   “Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?”-Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   Women make sure you plan to be at the women's bible Study this Wednesday.  6:30 PM-8:30 PM.  At the church building.    You don't want to miss out on the fellowship and instruction from godly older women.  Don't allow yourself any excuse to miss.
October 28 All Hallows Reformation Festival 
  Anyone interested in one of the glasses, they are available on the app/website: Reformation Glass 2023 https://subspla.sh/jfmpdgd    You can also let Chris know if you want to pay cash.   All the money from these glasses go to help with the festival.
November 3-4 Clearnote Men’s Retreat.   You may have seen this on the schedule and wondered what it is.  Clearnote Church in Indianapolis is having a men’s retreat and asked Pastor Joseph to speak at the event.  They have also invited any men from our church who would want to attend.   The cost is $75.  It is located at Camp Allendale 4605 S Allendale Dr. Trafalger, IN 46181.   It starts at 6:30 PM Friday the 3 and goes to 4 pm Saturday the 4th.  Men if you would like to go, please speak with Pastor Joseph.
November 5 
In lieu of our 1st Sunday of the month small group meet ups we will be having our “Time of thankfulness” church wide fellowship meal on November 5th following the service. We are asking if each family will bring a main dish and a side dish. Drinks, plates, and utensils will be provided.  A main dish doesn’t have to be a whole turkey, ham, or what have you. It can be just a main dish item. For the side dish just bring something that you were “thankful” for growing up or something that you make now that your family loves! It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Thanksgiving food item.  We hope you all will make every effort to be there and enjoy a sweet time of fellowship together and some yummy food!  If you have any questions please contact Kellie Sabie.
November 6 Nursing Home Visit-  Here is an opportunity to be a comfort to the weak and dying and give your children an opportunity to serve the Lord.   6:00 PM Maple Manor.