Welcome to our special end of the year/beginning of the year, power packed/new and improved/super sized/finger lickin’ good/breakfast of champions/mmm mmm good/just do it/have it your way/I’m lovin’ it/God’s work. Our Hands…Newsletter.
In other words, this is a special issue with a lot in here for you to read and remember.
Like you, I am amazed that we are at the end of 2018 and preparing to start 2019. But what an amazing time it is. To observe the precious season of Advent with its calls to keep awake and alert, as well as hearing the inspiring words coming from the mother of our Lord, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!”
And then…and then we celebrate the birth of Jesus, raising our voices as loud as the shepherds and angels did on that first night, “Glory to God in the highest!”
These coming weeks are special ones in our spiritual life. I hope you will avail yourself of all the opportunities for worship, prayer and study that Holy Spirit has to offer. And invite a friend to be part of our worship life in Advent, Christmas and beyond.
Thank you for the good year we have had. In 2019 we will take note of our 60th anniversary on this little corner of Columbia Avenue. Let’s find out together how we can further use our hands to advance God’s work.
Clifton D. Eshbach,