What a great first Sunday of Advent we enjoyed together today. The children who did the Lottie Moon skit were terrific. The music was stirring, as always. The various fellowship events throughout the church were stimulating. Thanks to Norris and Donna Sneed for providing wonderful music in the Atrium and for the many goodies available in the church provided by our children and our senior adults as fund-raisers for Lottie Moon. The first stages of Christmas decorating is already up thanks to our Decorating Committee. The entire campus feels “like Christmas” already It was a great day to be present in our church buildings. The great news is this, there are four Sundays left in this year to celebrate together alongside our fellow First Baptist people. I hope you will be here on Sunday as our Music Ministry presents “Fantasia Noel.” I know you will be happy you are here.
All Americans are grieving together in the passing of former President George H. W. Bush. Regardless of politics, we seem to draw together in the passing of our former leaders. I read of Mr. Bush’s pastor’s comments about the former President’s life in the church in Houston. He spoke of how the late Mr. and Mrs. Bush loved to serve coffee in the Fellowship area on Sunday mornings and how they enjoyed having others share the pew on which they sat. He went on to say that the Bushes participated in the “Friend Day” experiences. The entire congregation was stunned when President Bush brought Margaret Thatcher as his “friend.”
Why don’t you act like a President during Advent and invite a friend to join us for worship. They don’t have to be former heads of state or from a foreign country! But I guarantee they will thank you. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday,