ETERNITY………..We are not so good at predicting the future. Last month we were supposed to experience a catastrophic, once in a lifetime, storm. According to the weather advisors, this storm was to slow down traffic and bring life to a stand still. The community was encouraged to stalk up on batteries, water and emergency supplies. Although the storm proved to be an inconvenience, the reality was that it was not all that different from many of the other storms we experience each year. The catastrophic predictions for this storm and then the reality that it wasn’t so catastrophic was a reminder that people, science and technology are not great at predicting the future.
One of the bedrock beliefs of the Christian faith has to do with the future: I believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus will return to judge all people and establish his eternal kingdom. This is will be our discussion topic during adult Bible Study. Read chapter 10 of Believe on Eternity to best prepare. How certain are we about this prediction? How does this teaching impact my life for living today?
See you on Sunday!
PIZZA NIGHT TONIGHT……….Fred Taft is coming to Peace tonight, November 18th, to share his experience on a recent mission trip to Romania. The focus of the trip was to offer mercy to specific orphans and families in Romania. We will eat pizza at 6 pm–bring a side dish and/or dessert to share and a drink for yourself. The presentation with pictures will begin at 6:45.
STONEYBROOK………..Every third Sunday of the month we are at Stoneybrook singing familiar hymns and joining in prayer. All are welcome to join us this Sunday, November 20th at 3 pm.
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP………….Don’t forget that we offer Thanksgiving eve worship at Peace. It will be Wednesday at 7 pm–November 23rd. Here is a praiseworthy thought to be thinking of as you prepare:
“It has long been the custom of our people to turn in the fruitful autumn of the year in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His many blessings and mercies to us.” These words written by President Woodrow Wilson for Thanksgiving one hundred years ago are just as timely now as they were then. We are a blessed people, and there is so much for which we can turn in praise and thanksgiving to God! “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1).