Good morning! What a great day to be with God’s people!
God is opening doors for us to be visible in our community! We are making this area a better place to live by ministering to people in the name of Jesus
You’ll see an announcement in today’s bulletin about “Dads and Donuts” at TES on Nov. 16. TES has requested our help. So God has graciously opened this door. Let me know if you are willing to help.
A greater opportunity is the “Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting” on Nov. 20. The city is welcoming our presence with open arms.
Nathan will be with our students that day with a mission opportunity in downtown Kansas City. So we need about 8 volunteers. We’ll need to set up and take down our hospitality tent. Plus we want to serve hot chocolate and cider. We’ll also give away some gift cards to Brothers. And we want people to be at the tent to have a friendly conversation with people.
Again, this is a door God has opened! Plus it will be fun! So let’s do this with excellence because Jesus is worth it! Let me know if you will help. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913 439 9184.
Our Stewardship Team has finalized the 2022 budget. Copies are available in the foyer. I am grateful for their excellent work over the past few years. I am also grateful for your generous giving. Your giving makes such a difference. For example, we are paying for the parking lot with cash. We can be in the community and freely give to them. I am beyond grateful for the way you give.
I will be taking off Nov. 29 – Dec. 8. On Dec. 5, Mark Clifton will be here to fill our pulpit. He is a good friend. He is also making a significant difference in the kingdom of God. Mark works for the North American Mission Board. He is their church replanting and revitalization specialist. And he is good at what he does. He is also the lead pastor at Linwood Baptist Church. So he is taking a Sunday off there to fill the pulpit here. I will be delighted that he will be here!
Tara and I will be gone next Sunday. I will be preaching at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City. Their pastor, Monte Shinkle, is retiring after 30 years there. They asked me to preach a “retirement” sermon as they honor him. I was the associate pastor there in the mid-2000s. My son David Bronson is their Director of Student Ministry. Thanks for letting me extend West Haven’s footprint. I am honored to be there. I will also be excited to be back with you.
Asphalt will be laid for the parking lot, beginning tomorrow. We don’t know how much will be completed by Wednesday night but we will let you know.
God bless you!