November 12, 2016

Dear Friends,

SECOND SUNDAY LUNCHEON TOMORROW

Beth Clark is making hot sandwiches and we are asked to bring sides and desserts.  Please also remember a gift for the Jubilee Center.  Macaroni and Cheese or anything else you think people might like.

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION

After the most unusual election cycle any of us has ever experienced, Donald Trump is now our president elect.  How many of us would have predicted that outcome a year ago?  Or even a month ago?  Midland County cast 75% of its votes for him with 20% going for Hillary Clinton and a few percent going to others.  The decision has been made and now that it’s over, what is a Christian to do? 

Well, if All Saints mirrors the voting pattern of our county, the first thing that comes to mind is to have charity.  When you speak of the election, you might keep in mind that there is likely someone within earshot who voted differently than you did.  So, celebrate or mourn, let’s think of our brothers and sisters whenever we speak.

The Apostle Paul tells us in 1st Timothy 2:1 to offer “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”  So, we are to pray for Mr. Trump and all who hold authority in our nation.  We will be adding him to the prayers in the coming weeks as he prepares to lead our nation.

Finally, remember that your eternal citizenship is in heaven with those who know and love Jesus.  Paul writes in Philippians 3:20 “…our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.  So, however you are feeling about the election, remember that leaders on earth rule for a season but Christ rules forever.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK: The Origin and Purpose of God’s Written Word

All Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.  2nd Timothy 3:6-17

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

 Your fellow servant,

  Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15am.  Worship at 10:30 am

-Wednesdays, Bible Study and Fellowship, 6:30 pm at the church: The Book of Acts

-Tomorrow: Second Sunday Luncheon and Jubilee Food Collection

-Tuesday, November 8th in the Parish Hall, Vestry meeting and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm