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November 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! God has been gracious and bountiful with us in so many ways! The psalmist said it this way, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1). Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith put these words to music in a song entitled, “Forever”. You can catch it on YouTube by clicking here.

Our annual church-wide Thanksgiving meal is this Sunday, November 18, at 6 PM. We have had a great number sign up, and look forward to a great turn out and meal. Besides the great meal and fellowship, we will be blessed by a couple of Thanksgiving testimonies! The evening is casual, the food and fellowship is great, the testimonies are inspiring and brief, and a good time will be had by all! Be sure to let Al Huffman or Shay Reyner know on Sunday if you have not signed up and would like to attend. And, why not join me and Pam, and others and invite un-churched guests from home, school or work to attend with you? This is a great introductory church activity.

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Our annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is upon us. I want to ask you to join me and Pam, our ministry staff, church leadership, adults, youth, and children in giving over and above our regular tithes and offerings towards this offering. Every bit of the offering goes to support our more than 5,000 mission personnel around the world who are sharing the gospel with those who have not heard.

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Our ministry staff continues to pray for a “Renewed spiritual passion” at Ridgecrest. Will you join us in that prayer? Will you join us this Sunday, expecting great things from God? I’m looking forward to it.

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This Sunday, November 18, I will be bringing the next message from 1 Peter, “HOPE in Opposition!” This message will be a great reminder and encouragement of God’s presence and strength in times of spiritual opposition to our Christian living. We can all use some encouragement in our faith. I’m looking forward to seeing you here. Why not take a minute and prayerfully consider inviting someone to attend with you? Use our new You’re Invited! cards.

And, be sure to attend a SS Connect Group. There is additional study on the same passage of scripture in a great setting for fellowship, refreshment and friendship.


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“Oh give thanks to the LORD,

for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1).

Pastor Marc