Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we worshipped and shared the Lord’ Supper together we remembered all of us who will come to God come through our Lord Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. Then as we continued to study Romans 12, we were challenged to realize that we live in the world, but we are citizen of the Kingdom of God with heaven as our ultimate home. We live humbly in relationship to God’s people seeking for God to work through us as He has gifted us. We love and care for other believers as we would for members of our biological family. Then as we live in the world among those who have not believed, we bless those who curse us. We never repay evil for evil. We trust in God to avenge every wrong and we pray for those who have wronged us to find forgiveness where we found forgiveness, in Christ Jesus. We are not overcome by evil but are overcoming evil with good. Believers seek humbly to live as representatives of Jesus while living on this earth by overcoming evil with good.
We will have a potluck luncheon next Sunday, October 23, after our morning worship. Bring enough food for your family and a little extra for any quest we might have.
Connie Boss’ sister-in-law Alice Lamont passed away last Wednesday. The funeral will be at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, Tuesday, November 1, at 11:00 AM. Pray keep Connie and her family in your prayers.
The East Madison Baptist Thanksgiving celebration will be on Sunday, November 13 at 5:30 PM. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer for the food we will need for the celebration.
Keep praying for our “Trunk or Treat” event on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. We need a lot of candy and plenty of help to reach out to our community on that day. We will pack a few sacks of candy and a gospel tract to give out during our potluck next Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, October 30, we can bless Kathy McElmurry by helping her load a moving truck.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church