Thank you to all who are involved with our small groups and our new men’s and women’s ministries. If you haven’t done so already, mark your calendars and sign-up in the lobby for upcoming events like the Men’s bowling night and the Women’s Free Fun Fall Fellowship Feast. These are both great ways to connect with the community at Abundant Life!
Please continue to be in prayer for Pastoral Search Team as they work through the 100+ resumes we have received to date! Let’s continue to be in prayer for our future pastor as well. As a church, we will come together to pray for this process Sunday night Oct 21 at 6:30pm.
Here is the upcoming preaching schedule:
10/7- Courage Dhliwayo
10/14- Keith Yoder
11/4- Don and Cindy Riker**
11/11- Tim Doering
11/18- Thanksgiving Sunday
* Gus Jones retired from his career as an engineer, and now devotes himself to personal ministry, encouragement, and empowering others to develop their gifts. He is particularly graced by the Lord to connect with people and lovingly help them to open up their hearts. After prayer and loving attention, these persons are encouraged and drawn closer to God. Gus quickly engages them to get involved in helping others. For this reason, we have invited him to inspire and equip us in how to create opportunities to share the gospel in daily life situations. Gus and his wife, Mel, reside near Lancaster.
** Don and Cindy Riker have faced several difficult hardships including a very painful illness that has afflicted Don for several years. Don teaches with simple, yet fresh, wisdom from the scriptures. He intercedes with profound insight. Cindy’s blog reflects the gentle and compassionate heart by which she serves others. Their story in the context of the Word of God imparts courage, faith, and perseverance.
Thanks for reading!
The Elder Team
Jordan Craft, Courage Dhliwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.