Thank you so very much for giving to our annual Harvest Sunday Offering. The total given was $130,510 and we are most grateful. With a solid year-end giving we should be able to catch up on our budget expenditures and finish in the black. I am very grateful to those who faithfully give their tithes and offerings for the ministries of our dear church. We simply could not do what we are able to do without your faithful giving. Thank you!
I also want to thank you for the assistance you are giving to the Operation Christmas Child and Angel Tree ministries. These are great opportunities for us to reach out and bless children. Our neighbors in south Austin continue to have many needs due to the terrible flooding that happened a couple of weeks back. I was able to go with a group of GHBC members and help out. The needs are tremendous. If you are interested in giving assistance, please go to the Austin Disaster Relief Network website Also, if you are interested in helping sponsor a family that has been affected by the flooding, please contact Debra Damman at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you contact, her please let her know that you are from GHBC and give her your phone number. I have been in contact with Debra, and my family and I are sponsoring a family. Debra has been very helpful and should be able to assist you and answer your questions.
On Sunday we will resume our Living Truth study in the epistle of 2 Peter. Our text for this week is 2 Peter 3:8-10, and the title of the sermon is “The Day of the Lord.” We are baptizing many who have placed their faith in Jesus for salvation. It will be a great day. Also on Sunday we will be collecting our Change-Your-World Offering as we do the last Sunday of each month. Our benevolence ministry uses these monies to give assistance to many.
We completed our fall semester of systematic theology and had a great turnout. We will resume this study on January 9. I look forward to teaching in the spring. I was amazed at the number of people who came to these classes and the large number who watched the live-stream as well.
We had another group of people join our church last Sunday though the church@greathills new member class. God continues to bring people to our church and many are calling GHBC their church home. Praise the Lord for the good work He is doing in our midst.
See you Sunday with a word from the Word of God.