The Gordonsville Herald
Volume XXXVVI, Issue 11 November 1, 2022
THINK IT OVER . . .
One of My Favorite . . .
Verses of Scripture is Psalm 118:24:
“This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it (KJV).”
When you stop and think it over, every day is a wonderful day when we acknowledge the One who has set it up for our benefit. Everyone of us is totally dependent on the Lord’s provisions to make it possible for us to have a day.
What Is Necessary . . .
To give us a day? The “one” essential that we all need and enjoy is the shining of the sun. It creates light, heat, and energy for all living things. Who but the Lord could create a central lighting and heating unit to power our earth? It staggers the mind to contemplate just this one essential the Lord provides.
How Awesome Is Our God?
He provides us with so many things in the course of a day. He provides a layer of topsoil in which we grow our food supply. He provides all metals in the earth’s crust needed for making all the machines that make life easier (e.g. cars, stoves, washing machines, dryers, TV’s, computers, etc.) He even provides the oil in the ground which is turned into fuels and other petroleum products that we use every day.
Truly the Psalmist . . .
Was on target when he wrote, “we will rejoice and be glad in it.” God provides us with all we need to carry on the activities of a day. As we move towards “Thanksgiving Day,” let us be mindful to give thanks every day—for every day is a gift from the Lord. Be sure to tell Him thanks, but instead of just Thanksgiving, try some “thanks living.”
Think It Over . . .
What better way to give thanks than to live life with an “attitude of gratitude!” I am grateful for His call, nearly 17 years ago, to come and pastor the flock at Gordonsville. I am grateful for each day He allows me to serve Him by serving you. I am especially grateful for each time He allows us to come together.
P.S. Shoeboxes and packing brochures are available in the Sanctuary. All shoeboxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 20.
Also, the “Global Hunger Relief” rice box offering needs to be returned on Sunday, November 20.
Please plan to attend the next Business Meeting on November 9 at 7 PM
in the 1st Floor Adult Classroom. This is our Annual Budget Meeting!
Copies of GBC’s Proposed Ministry Action Budget for 2023 are available on the Sanctuary entrance tables.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS/ LOTTIE MOON OFFERING
November 27 – December 4, 2022
REACHING THE NATIONS, TOGETHER
Together we can bring help and hope to a hurting world. Today, you can transform lives with the Gospel.
GOAL: $ 190 Million GBC GOAL: $ 2,500
CHILDREN AND YOUTH UPDATE
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22 NKJV)
Our Preschool, Children, and Youth Sunday School classes are meeting at 9:30 AM every Sunday morning. Please mark your calendar and get excited because our church is open and ready to serve you. Children’s
Church for Kindergarten through 5th Grade is meeting on Sundays at 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Don’t forget to pick up a “Global Hunger Relief” Rice Box beside the piano and organ. To help our tellers, checks and bills would be appreciated. Shoe Boxes and Global Hunger Offering are to be returned by November 20.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR . . . RETIREMENT PARTY FOR PASTOR WAYNE,
TINA AND FAMILY . . . and join us on Sunday, December 18, 2022 . . .
details to follow (time/place/event details).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
“Global Hunger Relief” Rice Boxes &
Shoe Box Dedication Worship Service
Church-Wide Covered Dish 5:00 PM
HANGING OF THE GREENS . . . If you would like to make a contribution “In Honor Of / In Memory Of” a loved one or friend, please fill out a form (on Sanctuary entrance tables) and put in the offering plate or drop it by the church office. Make checks payable to GBC Flower Committee. Deadline is December 4.
YOUTH AND CHILDREN CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
“THE MYSTERY OF THE MANGER”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022 11 AM
(Christmas Party to follow in the Fellowship Hall)
“JESUS MAKES CHRISTMAS
A HOLY DAY”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022
BRUNSWICK STEW SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022
SALES OPEN NOON to 2 PM (NO PRE-SALES)
BRUNSWICK STEW SOLD BY QUARTS AND GALLONS
(RESERVE LIST WILL BE USED)
COLESLAW WILL BE SOLD BY POUND/HALF-POUND
►► Lunch will NOT be served ◄◄
BAKED GOODS WILL ALSO BE SOLD (while supplies last)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD . . . If you have filled a shoebox/shoeboxes, they need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 20th. PLEASE NOTE: THE COST OF THE SHIPPING IS $10.00 PER BOX. GBC will not be a Drop-Off Center this year but we will deliver the boxes to one of the other drop-off locations. If you would like a shoebox, please call the church office (832-2075).
You can also BUILD A BOX on line at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/#main. The cost of the box is $25.00 and it is very easy to do. Try it out!