Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Announcements - November 18, '07

Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 7:31(b)

Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service, Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Highlands. The service starts at **7:00** p.m. There will be a short dessert fellowship afterwards. Bring desserts.

Would you like to serve Christ by teaching English? We need three teachers for our ESL program, starting in January. No language skills are necessary. Sign up with Travis or Heather. We will also be starting a Spanish class at the same time.

Monday, Nov. 26, there will be a Life-Line Health Screening at Highlands. See our parish nurse, Adria Greenwald to sign up.

The Jesus Birthday Party is Dec. 1, 6 p.m., at Linda Summer’s house. Make plans to attend and bring your friends.

Our first Christmas offering is next Sunday.

Our year-to-date giving is at 85.7% of our budget. Our weekly budget is $3,300. 4-week average is $3,029. Last week’s offering was $1,553.

The redeemed have all their objective good in God. God himself is the great good which they are brought to the possession and enjoyment of by redemption. He is the highest good, and the sum of all that good which Christ purchased. God is the inheritance of the saints; he is the portion of their souls. God is their wealth and treasure, their food, their life, their dwelling-place, their ornament and diadem, and their everlasting honour and glory. They have none in heaven but God; he is the great good which the redeemed receive at death, and which they are to rise at the end of the world. The Lord God is the light of the heavenly Jerusalem; and is the “river of the water of life” that runs, and “the tree of life that grows, in the midst of the paradise of God.” The glorious excellencies and beauty of God will be what will for ever entertain the minds of the saints, and the love of God will be their everlasting feast. The redeemed will indeed enjoy other things; they will enjoy the angels, and will enjoy one another; but that which they shall enjoy in the angels, or each other, or in anything else whatsoever that will yield them delight and happiness, will be what shall be seen of God in them.
Jonathan Edwards, “God Glorified in Man’s Dependence,” 1731