Perhaps when you read this, you will have just finished your Thanksgiving feast or maybe this finds you in the midst of your Thanksgiving festivities. In fact, you may even be in the middle of enjoying the tasty leftovers, the best part of Thanksgiving eating, IMHO. Regardless, I hope this note finds you grateful and thankful.
Whether this has been the best year of your life, the most challenging, or something somewhere in between, we all have so much to be thankful for and appreciate from the hand of God.
It is to God that the offering of our thanks belong. No doubt, when the ten lepers (Luke 17) realized Jesus had “cleansed” them, they all were thankful, but only one returned to thank Jesus. Jesus expected all ten to return thanks. I want to be more like the one and less like the nine. I know you do as well.
I need your help! Can you help me? Will you help me?
The Ridge has two major outreach events coming up in December. December 22, The Ridge Choir will present the Cantata, “His Name is Jesus” during the worship service. Also, our children will present their Christmas program as well.
Then, The Ridge Christmas Eve Candlelight service, at 5:30 p.m. This service will last about thirty minutes and is a “come as you are” gathering. It is a great way to begin your Christmas Eve family traditions.
Here is how you can help. 1) Plan to attend both events. If you have family and friends coming in, bring them with you. Neither event will disrupt your schedule; it will only enhance your time together. 2) I need you personally to invite others to attend. To assist you, there are postcards available at the Information Center promoting the events. Pick up several and hand them out with your personal invitation. In addition, you have probably received one in the mail at your home. Please pass it along with your own smiling invitation.
God has included us in His plan to reconcile the world to Him. Lets’ embrace God’s plan. Thank you for your help!