Pastor’s Pen – December 2, 2014

On November 4, 2014, my mother was transported safe and secure into the arms of Jesus in her 90th year.  Mary was saved when a child and leaves behind my sister and me.  She was a widow for about 35 years.  But we are not alone.  My mother leaves behind a strong Christian testimony and example of servant hood.  “Granny,” as she was lovingly known by all, came with my family to Canada 24 years ago and faithfully served her Lord and Saviour at our church fulfilling a variety of much-needed roles.  She was also a faithful grandmother to our children here and a beloved sister in the Lord to our congregation.  Much more was shared at her memorial service and she will be the subject of my Anchor article coming out next month.  No words could express my love for her and to the Lord for giving me such a virtuous woman to be my mother!

On Sunday, December 7th, we will conduct our annual Christmas Cantata at 11am.  Our 33 member choir will be accompanied by the children who will participate in the Christmas play.  Sunday school is at 10am for all ages, from the cradle to the adults.  As with every service, there will be a supervised nursery.  There is no evening service that day.

On Sunday, December 21st, there is no evening service.

We will conduct our annual Christmas Eve service on Wednesday evening December 24th at 7pm.  The service will conclude at 8pm.

On Sunday, December 28th, there is no evening service.

We will conduct our annual New Year’s Eve service on Wednesday evening December 31st at 7pm.

On Sunday, January 4th, all of our regularly scheduled services will resume.

As the world slides further into sin, may we, by the grace of God, stand our ground and remain faithful to our Lord.  May our love increase, not grow cold.  May our faith be stretched to new heights, not become stale and stagnant.  May our hope blossom with high expectations, not be extinguished.  May we be God and other-oriented not self focused.

Let’s set our vision on Him Who sets on high.  Let’s worship and walk with holiness as our standard.  May we have an ever growing hunger for the Holy Scriptures.  Should the Lord tarry or extend our days, may 2015 be lived out in a soberly, righteously, and godly fashion to the good pleasure of His will.  May we join the heavenly host in saying, “Glory to God in the highest.” (Luke 2:14)  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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