Office Hours This Week: Tuesday thru Friday – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Office Will Be CLOSED: December 21 – 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Office Hours After Christmas: Tuesday, December 29 – CLOSED
Wednesday, December 30 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, December 31 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Friday, January 1 – CLOSED – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
REGULAR Office Hours Resume: Tuesday thru Friday, January 5 – 8
9:00am to 1:00pm
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December 15, 2020
Join us this Sabbath, December 19! CHURCH WILL BE OPEN!!
SERVICE OPTIONS… First Worship Service at 9:00am Family Service at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall
Second Worship Service at 11:15am
This is a Special Christmas Music Sabbath
Join us for a special Sabbath featuring Christmas music performed by our children. Each service will feature different children who will play solos on violin or piano. Musical solos will be performed by Samuel & Timmy Watt, Lilah Rudebaugh, Shelbie Hamman, Audrey Dawson, Miles Gasser, Lela Smith, Griffin Smith, Kyria Chow, Addy Chow, Elise Bryson, and Levi Bryson.
GOOD NEWS: We don’t need RSVP’s for church anymore! Just come and check in at the door to worship with us.
From Pastor John…
Behind my subdivision is a seasonal pond (which is the same pond that is behind the church building).
Every evening this fall a large flock of Cackling Geese would swoop onto the pond to spend the night. (Cackling Geese look like Canadian Geese except they are slightly smaller and their necks and beaks are slightly smaller in proportion to their bodies. They have a different call than the Canadian Geese, thus they are called Cackling Geese.) For the first hour or two, there was a cacophony of cackling. I assumed they would eventually quiet down, but once I shut my doors, I couldn’t hear them until daybreak. When it would just start to get light, the whole flock would take off from the pond to someplace for their daily grazing, cackling all the while.
Jesus told us once to learn a lesson from the birds of the air. I think we can learn some lessons from our resident flock of Cackling Geese:
1. They stick together. They know they are safer together than separately. As the church of God, we ought to stick together, too. With the pandemic in full force, it makes it more difficult to do so, but we must find ways to fellowship and encourage each other.
2. They communicate. Voraciously! We need to communicate voraciously as well. Again, with the pandemic in full force, it makes it more difficult. Why, last Sabbath I encouraged the worshippers to limit their lingering in the church lobby, to maintain social distancing. You folks did pretty well, but it was so hard. We want to communicate with each other. We enjoy communicating with each other. We need to communicate with each other.
This pandemic will one day pass. But in the meantime, learn the lessons from the Cackling Geese: Stick together and communicate. We might have to do so on our phones, through social media, through Zoom. But sticking together and communicating is not an option. These are things we need to do and we must be doing.
I’ll be looking forward to hearing ideas of how to make this work. God Bless You!
John Bryson, Administrative Pastor.
We have a new baby in the ACC Family!
Craig and Bethany Bond welcomed a new little girl to their family this week.
We have a meal train to support them as they adjust and as Bethany recovers from labor.
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