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From the Deacon's Bench

I am sitting at my desk eating my healthy lunch of salad, yogurt and an apple while dreaming of cheese burgers and fries. I decided this was a good time to issue the ever popular, “News From The Deacon’s Bench”!

I hope everyone has been able to enjoy relaxing in these sun filled days, (which probably totals about 10 days with all the rain we’ve had this summer). I have enjoyed these days though they are few and far between!

It won’t be long before autumn arrives, with crisp cool days and changing colors of the trees foliage.  Such beautiful sights to experience in our little corner of the world.  School starts, football begins at all levels and baseball begins to wind down, thank goodness!  This Reds fan has not been enjoying their season, with the exception of one Todd Frazier.

Autumn is also the time our church begins to come alive with activities. Children and Youth activities begin. Our music programs start up on all levels. Sanctuary, Youth, Children’s choirs, our Bell Ringers activities also begin.

September is also when the Board of Deacons begins the start-up of all our fall and winter duties.

We welcome a new member to the Board of Deacons. Our new member is Bob Allen. Welcome aboard Bob! You will not be bored serving on our Board (get the play on words.).

Your hard working Deacons will begin planning our church Thanksgiving Dinner. This involves decisions such as: table decorations, estimate of those attending, asking for volunteers to cook turkeys, making sure to buy enough turkeys and all the other side dishes we provide. Setting up, preparing & serving the meal and also cleaning up (volunteers for cleanup are always welcomed!).

Then before we’ve had time to let our Thanksgiving Dinners settled in our stomachs, we begin preparing for Christmas. We meet the Saturday after Thanksgiving to decorate our church for the Christmas season. We also oversee setting up the beautiful poinsettias tree.

It’s a very hectic schedule and I find myself sometimes getting cranky with it all, But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The holiday season is always such a joyous time to be able to celebrate our Lord’s birth!

So with that, I will get back to my lunch and I will see you in church!

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 ESV

Respectfully submitted,

Barb Cobb