Hope that you enjoyed the beautiful rain this past weekend. I also hope that you found joy and meaning in Sunday's worship. Special thanks to Elder Sharon Huffman for making sure we were fed by proclaiming God's Word, and to Deacon Richard Randals for ensuring that we were fed with the presence of Christ in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
This past weekend I attended a class called "Serving the Marginalized," about recognizing the privileges we enjoy in our lives, particularly as white, Christian, American people. It was appropriate timing, given the many conversations we are having around our nation concerning winners and losers, who is in charge of writing the history books, and issues of race and religion. It is also perfect timing, as we enter this time of Thanksgiving, and should also be able to give thanks for the privileges we do enjoy. We are, despite the many complaints we make, very lucky to live in the United States. Even though there are inequalities and prejudices, we are very blessed to have the freedoms we do, compared to other countries where people live under tyranny and oppression. SO, if you have not yet done it, vote today! It's not just our right. It's our responsibility.
Count your blessings, count them one by one.
This Saturday, Nov 12th, Presbyterian Women have a meeting at noon. PW, please bring a main dish, salad or dessert and we will sit down and talk about next year's officers, plan our Christmas Party and more!
After the meeting, please stick around to listen to the Community Health Talk. Mr. Steve Morgan will be back and this time to talk about what to expect during enrollment for next year's Affordable Care Act medical plans. Due to the constraints of regulations, he was not able to return for the Medicare Q&A, as we had hoped. The Health Talk starts at 2:00PM in Fellowship Hall!
As usual, there's plenty going on in town! After church on Sunday, be sure you stop by the Elks Lodge to attend a special tribute to Veterans. The event begins at 1:30PM. Thanks be to God for those who have placed themselves in service so that that we may have freedom.
Next Sunday, November 20th is potluck Sunday! (not this Sunday :)
Since I missed church, I don't know what your prayer needs are. Please do not hesitate to let me know what your prayers of concerns and prayers of thanksgiving are.
Don't forget to be thankful to God, no matter what happens as the votes are counted. God is constantly with us and working for the salvation of the world.
May the Lord bless you and keep you today. And... VOTE!