Our Holiday Fellowship Meal & Party …
… takes place today after our evening worship time. Be sure to come to this special time of good food, fellowship and other fun activities. The stuffed animals/dolls we collect yearly are here already and waiting to be turned over to Seton Care-A-Van. They will bring joy to young children who need to be comforted in difficult and frightening situations. Thank you for your help!
Beautiful Footnotes . . .
Colossians 4:8-11 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here. 10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
The church has always grown partially due to the personal efforts of people sharing good news, encouraging each other’s hearts and being a comfort to their brothers and sisters. The church has always welcomed and greeted those who came from elsewhere to bring reports of good works. They understood that they were all fellow workers in the kingdom of God and rejoiced to hear what God was doing elsewhere. Surely it encouraged them and they in turn supported it in ways they best could.
Tonight for our evening service, brother Kirk Eason, Director of Development – USA will encourage our hearts about what is happening with the Southern Africa Bible College. We are fellow workers with them. We have been supporting a student there, Comfort Mufunda, who is preparing to carry the gospel to his people. Kirk was in South Africa recently and can “tell you of everything that has taken place”.
This coming year the College will celebrate 50 years of a ministry that has reached thousands for Christ. Kirk has suggested four things others could do in support:
Devote 2016 as a year of prayer for the school, its faculty, and its graduates.
Consider extra financial support.
Introduce others to SABC and its story.
Attend next year’s October Lectureship in South Afric
Plan on being here tonight to welcome Kirk and share in the good word he brings. Pray for the efforts of SABC and its students, especially Comfort Mufunda. For the elders, Ken D