It's coming, its coming, its coming. Ready of not, Christmas is coming. It will be an unusual Christmas in a most unusual year. Christ comes to us amid the disappoints and discouragements of life and Christ will meet us this year wherever we may be found.
Sunday's worship service will include the participation of some younger members of our church family. Whether you tune in on Sunday at 10:30 or later in the week I hope the service will fill you with love, hope and joy.
Barnes and Noble and I are on a first name basis. They are BN to me, and I am JB to them. I am one of their best customers. I treat myself to a book or DVD on a fairly regular basis. I am counting on receiving books and videos from Santa this year. I know that Mike and Linda and many others of you make use of the local libraries. I am hooked on owning my favorite books. My Father said that money spent on a book is never wasted. Dad would be proud of me. How do you 'treat' you
Last month many of you sent in expressions of your thankfulness. These were heartwarming to read and to share with the congregation in our Thanksgiving Worship Service. I trust they sparked your own sentiments of thankfulness. One of the items a parishioner sent in was, "I am thankful for the joy of music and its healing and transformative power". I say, "Amen!" to that. Each Sunday several vocal pieces are included in the worship service for congregational singing. Even thou