The new year begins at First with worship this Sunday at 7:30 (chapel) and 10:00 (sanctuary).
Officer orientation will be this Sunday (1/1) and next Sunday (1/8) in the chapel at 8:30 a.m. in preparation for the ordination and installation of officers on 1/8 at 10:00 a.m. We will spend time getting to know each other, review faith particulars, talk about the rights and responsibilities of deacons and elders, and explain our polity that's sometimes difficult to understand (i.e., how we make decisions and who has authority to operate by prayer and desire under the authority of our Lord).
While the new classes of officers are small because of the stability of our deacons and elders, I encourage continuing officers and any member who'd like to know how we pray and labor to minister/deliberate/decide to attend.
All Wednesday activities/meetings/studies resume on 1/4 as noted in the bulletin and available via www.belvpresbyterian.org.
While both services were packed on Christmas Eve (4&11) and almost SRO, I'm not expecting worship on 1/1 to break attendance records; but I am expecting Him to show up in His spirit of Hebrews 11:6. Our missionary Allison will speak (10:00 a.m.), there will be a very, very, very reassuring moment during our moment for children of all ages (10:00 a.m.), and, most important, we will begin the new year at His holy table of grace, continuing presence, and miracles.
You may also want to catch Bill's show on 12/27 by going to the archives of www.bnnsradio.com and clicking on the 12/27 edition of Kopp Disclosure. I was unavailable for the broadcast that day as I had to be with a member in a difficult moment before the show and then at the funeral home during the show to preside at the resurrection service for our beloved Velma Vivian. Bill got it! He nailed it! He understands what the author was praying/trying to, uh, gospel. And please don't forget that www.bnnsradio.com depends upon the generosity of "extra mile" givers like you!
I am praying 2012 is the best year in your life!
2012 will be the best year in your life as you increase intimacy with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through worship, discipling opportunities, immersion in His Word, sacrament, fellowship, and...
Aside from what most would consider incorrect spelling of her first name, Carole King was wrong!
It's never too late!
Spread the news!
Return His unconditional favor for you with the same for His as to Him in a Matthew 25 kinda way!
Blessings and Love!