Thank you so much, church family, for being a wonderful host church to the Southern Baptists of Texas. I have heard numerous comments expressing heartfelt thanks for your generous hospitality. It really could not have gone any better. So many of those who attended were pastors from small churches, and I am so glad we were able to bless them. Praise the Lord! Again, thank you to each person who helped serve in any capacity. And what a blessing it was to have the remodels finished. The coffee shop was a huge hit and the flooring looks amazing.
Sunday will be a big day. We will observe the Lord’s Supper which is always a memorable and powerful time of worship as we remember the Lord’s death for our forgiveness of sins. The text for the sermon is 1 Timothy 2:5-6, and the title is “A Ransom for All.” We will also receive our annual Harvest Offering to help us catch up on our budget spending. We are behind as we usually are this time of year, but I am trusting God and believing you for a wonderful year-end of giving to help us catch up. And we are getting closer to reaching our $1.2 million goal for Phase 1 of Building Vision. As you are blessed by God, will you bless GHBC and help us get over the hump on Phase 1? We are so close!
Following the morning worship service we will have an informational meeting in the Patio Café for anyone interested in our work in South Asia with our Unengaged Unreached People Group.
Our church is participating with many Austin churches in the Spirit of Christmas at the Trail of Lights. We have reserved 1,000 tickets, and all we need for you to do is go online and buy them. They are $10 each. Ashley and I are looking forward to going. Just go to www.AustinTrailofLights.org/Spirit and enter code tolspirit4.
On Sunday night at 6:00pm, we will ordain three new men to the deacon ministry. We invite you to come as we ordain Ryan Westling, Richard Engle, and Jason Irwin.
Have a blessed weekend. See you Sunday for a special day of celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection.