Good afternoon church,
I hope this finds you all safe AND warm!
This week, I will have Bible study in the Fellowship Hall (or outside under the narthex portico if it is warm and light enough) on Wednesday at 6 pm. At some point, we will break so we can see the children at their Halloween parade.
Later this month, I will begin an Advent Bible study and sermon series using the latest book from Adam Hamilton, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas. If you’re part of the Bible study or if you’d just like to follow along during the sermon series, you can get a copy on Amazon. Electronic copies are around $10 and paper is around $16.
If you’re reading this on Tuesday, it is election day. If you’re reading it on Wednesday, that was yesterday and you know much more about it than I do at this point. Either way, there’s been much anxiety about many things lately, including the election. In light of all this, Psalm 146 keeps things in perspective for us.
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lords sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers;
he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he bring to ruin.
The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord!