Pastor's Weekly Update
Good morning,
This coming Sunday is our Thanksgiving celebration, which includes welcoming all the new members that have become part of our Abiding Peace family throughout 2020.  Sadly, the coronavirus has canceled our annual Thanksgiving feast, and it may impact much of what our holiday will look like this year, but God's Word on Sunday reminds us:  "Though...yet I will be joyful in God my Savior!"  Who said that?  Under what conditions?  Learn more on Sunday!
If you have not signed up for the service you plan to attend on Sunday, please do so asap.  Thanks.
Serving on Sunday (Thanks!):
Ushers:               8:15  – Stephen, Eggert
                                9:30  – Schwall, Maciejewski
                                10:45 – Miller, Carroll
Cleaners:            8:15   – Gary, Giordanelli
                                  9:30   – Ward, Tollison
Organist: Karen Rodewald
Prayer notes:
- Let's continue our prayers for John Waters and his family, and also little Lila and her family (the friends of Sarah and Brian Mooney). May the love of Jesus and his gift of eternal life bring peace and hope.
Other notes:
- Our Thanksgiving food drive concludes at the end of the month, and our annual Christmas coat collection (along with mittens, caps, and blankets) begins on December 1.
- Last Sunday we extended a Call to Magdalena Petermann to teach grades 3-4 next year in our APA ministry program.  Her email (if you'd like to reach out for a word of encouragement) is:
- Shop SCRIP or NPH for the holidays.  See the flyers on the entryway table.
- Bible Information Class meets Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
- Be sure to check our Abiding Peace Church Facebook page to see a photo of the APA tree that is displayed at the Hyatt downtown as part of the annual Festival of Trees.
- APA Chick fil-A spirit night is all day on December 1 and will be drive-though and take-out only at the Woodruff Rd. restaurant.  20% comes back to APA so eat more chickin'!
Birthday and Anniversary celebrations the week of November 22-28 (so you can extend a greeting, if you wish):
Happy Birthday: None, according to our records.
Happy Anniversary: Luis & Elena Tenorio (24), Robert & Linda Wetzel (25), and Rick & Michelle Braunschweig (27)
God's blessing on your week.
- Pastor Duane