At least five families at Discover Life are counting their blessings this week. Five of our young adults were traveling back to Walla Walla University to finish out the quarter when they hit black ice and rolled their car. Fortunately, no one was hospitalized, and the injuries will likely heal quickly. Thanks be to God! Every moment is a gift, and our only real security is in Jesus.
On a positive note, I'm counting my blessings because I've finished the last of the work for my master's degree. It feels good to be finished.
December and January are going to be exhilarating months for the mission of our church. Thursday, December 12, we have the MLAJA Christmas concert. On Friday, December 13, we will be hosting the Fountainview Christmas concert. These will be wonderful. On Sabbath December 21, we have a beautiful Christmas program planned with brunch between our worship services. You won't want to miss it. Make sure to invite your friends.
On January 11 and 12, we have the Life Hope clinic. During this event, we will serve the dental, vision, and medical needs of our community. To meet the pressing needs of our community, we need everyone to volunteer. Click this link to sign up to serve at this event.
All the best!
- Sabbath Services, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner
- NO Fellowship Luncheon - Dec 7
- MLAJA Christmas Program - Dec 12, 6:30 p.m.
- Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13, 7:00 p.m.
- Baby Shower for Olga and Anatoliy Daniliouk - Dec 15, 10 to 12 noon, at Powers' Home
- Discover Life Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30
- Discover Life Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15
- MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
- Christmas - Dec 25
- Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
- Worship Service - Jan 10
- Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
- Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
- CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
- CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
- Time Change - Mar 8
- MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8
Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
(Psalms 65:1–13 NIV11)