I want to share with you some things that may be of interest to our CrossHope Chapel fellowship and I’m going to that by simply making some bullet points below.
• Thanksgiving — First, let me say Happy Thanksgiving to you! The chaplains at the six Ascension hospitals on the Gulf Coast were asked to share what we each were most thankful for in reflected on the past year. I shared that I was most thankful for our Lord’s faithfulness as Provider. I’ve found it’s easy to become fearful about an unknown tomorrow but as we realize the way the Lord was faithful in our past we can be grateful and unafraid in facing our future.
• Revelation Study — We are off to a good start with our Revelation study. Yesterday we opened to Revelation 3 and discussed the churches of Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. I hope to get out a Study Highlights email on that soon. On Sunday, November 28 we’ll open to Revelation 4, on Sunday, December 5 we’ll open to Revelation 5, then after our Holiday Break on Sunday, January 12 we’ll open to Revelation 6.
• Mariner Restaurant — Remember, on Sunday, December 12 we’ll meet at the Mariner Restaurant at 12 Noon for a Christmas end-of-year meal together from the church. No meeting at the Chapel on this day (or afterwards until the new year) but will just meet at the Mariner Restaurant. There website is www.marinermarina.com.
• Mariner RSVP — We have a good group that has already let me know that they will be there, which is great. If you’re still not certain you have till we are one-week out to let me know if you are able to attend because I will need to get a head count to the Mariner Restaurant.
• Holiday Break — We’ll be on break and won’t be meeting at the Chapel from December 12 through January 9, 2022. On Sunday, January 16 we will resume our Sunday morning gatherings. Our holiday break will be a week longer than usual, because Steph and I will need to move Payton down to Orlando, Florida for her college intern program at Disney World.
• Family Move — Most of you know that Steph and I are planning on moving across the Bay to Baldwin County sometime the first of the new year, possibly around March 2022, but what I want you to know is that my plan is to commute to the Chapel for our Sunday morning gatherings. Steph has started working in Pensacola and this move will cut down her drive, and my commute here will only be 3 or 4 days a week.
• News Headlines — Wisconsin has been the center of events that have spotlighted Satan’s influence in recent days. A criminal’s evil inflected upon innocent citizens celebrating the coming of Christmas and the media’s political lies disregarding the actual facts of the Rittenhouse case. The wickedness of immoral men is becoming daring and bolder without any regard for truth or fear of consequences. As these type of headlines continue to intrude in our lives, I just want to encourage you to cope with them by remaining prayerful. Prayer will keep us in communion with our Lord and unafraid for our future as these news events challenge us to look forward to His appearing.