The men met for a few minutes last Sunday evening and changed the date for our 2017 planning and budget session. It will now occur on Saturday, November 5th. We are to meet at 9:00 a.m. and will stay as long as it takes to get all done we need to do. I encourage all of our ladies, if you have any suggestions for a work of any kind, changes in what we are doing or repairs or changes to our facility you would like to see this congregation do next year, please write it down and give it to one of our men for it to be considered in our planning session. Remember - To Fail To Plan is to Plan To Fail. We need a good plan of work for us to follow for 2017. Yes, we are a small congregation, yes, we don’t have a lot of money to use but, hopefully, with God’s help, we will find more and more ways of reaching out to our Wagoner community with God’s word and bring lost souls to Christ, encourage struggling Christians to rededicate themselves to the Lord and help faithful Christians to find even more ways to serve the Lord and reach out to others. This is what the Lord’s church is to be about!
I want to extend my personal appreciation to Adam Lively and Gary Gage for being willing to come and fill in for me during our absence. It is really good to have men throughout this area that want to preach and teach God’s word whenever and wherever they can. I really appreciate their willingness to come and share God’s word with our church family here. I also want to let this congregation know how much Pam and I appreciate you allowing us to get away for a few days to relax and renew as much as possible.
Also, coming up on January 28th will be the Green Country Bible Challenge hosted by the Broken Arrow congregation. This will be a study of the book of Acts in a Youth Bible Challenge. We will have more information later if our young people would be interested in participating in this. It will really encourage them and help them to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word.
Also, just to let everyone know, the repair work on the roof of the church’s home is pretty much complete. The whole roof has been replaced after losing it in the wind storm. Also, we received enough funds from the insurance company to make some other repairs that were really needing to be done as well. It was difficult getting it all done, had a lot of going back and forth between the contractor and the insurance company but, now it is complete and things should be in good shape for a long time to come. We extend our thanks to Doug Kelley for all of his help in working with the contractor to insure that all was done in the right way.
Until next week, I love you all,