WORD FROM THE PASTOR~
It has been along time since I have written anything for this place on our website and even when I do write I wonder if anyone reads it. It is November 2019 and life has changed a great deal since I last wrote. The biggest change in my life has been the need for a new knee and on September 24th I got er done. I am still swollen and somewhat out of sorts but in hopes that all will heal up soon and that I will be glad for the replacement surgery and therapy that I am still undergoing.
Going back to June of this year we lost our Children’s Pastor (my sister Donna) due to he husbands job change. The only good thing about it is they are now in Florida and we can go visit!!! God did not leave us without someone to provide ministry to our children and their families. Lauren Nettleton stepped right in where Donna left off and we are all blessed by her ministry.
The year has gone so fast and Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means Christmas will be here before you know it!
I hope and pray that we will not just jump past Thanksgiving but that we will truly stop and give thanks for all that God has done and for all He is going to do as we journey forward. I am so thankful for my church family and I pray that I can bless them as much as they bless me.
If you know me and my wife you know that we love Christmas decorations and Christmas movies. We have been watching movies since July and we completely decorated our home inside and out at the beginning of September. Before you say we are crazy I want you to know that we did so because of my surgery. I must say it has been wonderful to get up everyday and turn on the beautiful lights of Christmas and I will be sad when it is time to take them down and put them away.
I pray that each of us will take time to enjoy family and friends during what we call the holidays. As the song says; “May your days be merry and bright” and full of God’s love, Who demonstrated His love for us by sending His son to die for us! Take care and come see us at COTJ when you can as we would love to have you fellowship and worship with us!