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Monday, March 15, 2010

67th Church Anniversary-Thank You

Thank you to everyone who shared in our 67th Church Anniversary. Your support in services, prayers, and finances has encouraged our church family in more ways than one. Many friends and family members came out to help us celebrate this special day and we say thank you for encouraging us with your presence. We were surprised with the presence of a dear friend and member, Donna Bell and her brother Kenneth Bell. Donna moved away about 4 years ago to Erie, Colorado. It was good seeing her and her brother who lives in Lancaster, Ca.

I continued our series, “Practical Christian Living” with our focus on James 1:12 – Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he is tried, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promises. Sermon topic: Hang In There. It was truly a message that we needed to hear as a church and as individuals. I will post full manuscript later this week, if I get a chance.

We didn’t catch any in the net yesterday but we pray seed fell on good ground.

After our morning service, we shared in a good meal prepared by the members of the church.

Our afternoon service started a little late of which I apologize. We’re not used to having a two (2) hour break between services now that our service is at 11:15. Before our break between services was 3-4 hours. But overall, the day was good and Tracy did a great job coordinating the service.

Pastor Ronald Saunders preached us crazy with a message from Exodus 15 entitled: How I Got Over? Good and timely message for all present. Thank you, pastor.

As well in our afternoon service we gave honor to Deacon Charles Loud. Many of you know he’s been struggling with health issues for the last year. He’s contributed a lot to the ministry over the years and as a church we thought it was good to honor him in the service. He came to church in the morning service but was unable to attend the afternoon service. Deacon Loud, thank you for your service to First Goodwill Church. God is not unjust to forget your labor of love that you’ve shown to the members of First Goodwill.

I hate spring forward! I need my extra hour of sleep.

I do request that we keep the family of Damon K Hill in your prayers as they mourn his passing. A loss is a loss and loosing a loved is hard to handle under any circumstance.

May God continue to richly bless until we meet again.

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