RCS Crest Thoughts from the Pastor RCS Crest


November - December 2016



It's That Time Again

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are going down.  The leaves are changing colors and starting to cover the ground.  That means only one thing.  It's that time again.  Holiday time.  Time for Thanksgiving and time for Christmas.  It's my favorite time.

I always look forward to receiving greetings from friends, the family gatherings, the fun and laughter, the fantastic food, and the sharing of gifts with loved ones. It's such a festive time with all the decorations brightening our homes and stores.  Smiles and joy seem to abound everywhere.

My favorite part of this time is the part that takes place at church.  It's there that the true meaning of the season reaches our souls.  It's there that Thanksgiving and Christmas bring us closer to the God of our salvation.  On Thanksgiving, we focus our thoughts remembering that every good gift that we have; our friends and family, our food, our shelter, our very lives have been given to us by our gracious God.  As a result we gather together to celebrate and sing praises to him.  Thanksgiving would not be the same without our worship experience together.  Please join us as we begin the Holiday season as we gather in Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 20.

Our celebration of the coming of the Christ Child begins on Sunday, November 27, The First Sunday in Advent.  Through Word and Song the true meaning of the season will come to light.  We urge you to join us so that your holiday season will be even better.

This year our Christmas celebration will be even more meaningful because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. That means that we will have a double dose of joy and inspiration. Both our traditional Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols and our Sunday Morning Worship Service will celebrate the miraculous birth of our Lord.  But in different ways.  So, plan to attend these special services, and bring your family and friends.  THIS WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE TIME TOO!!!

Reverend David Martin, Classis Supervisor



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