Sunday, November 11

at 10:30 am

Veteran’s Day Celebration with

Col. David West, Ret. Army Chaplain

From Your Pastor

Bill Rigsby

Thank you church for your gracious support for the October Block Party!  You truly shared your love with our community through your work, giving and praying.  God bless each who participated in any way with the block party.  Let me thank those who worked hard on the plans and met for many weeks and gave countless hours to this major mission endeavor of the church for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

What is Thanksgiving to you?  Where do you get your traditions for the holiday?  Do you often think of why America celebrates a special day and call it Thanksgiving?  I realized anew that Thanksgiving was strictly an American holiday when our son Clint lived in Italy during a fall semester while studying.  He was anticipating Thanksgiving and all that comes with it but realized that Italians don’t have a Thanksgiving and was forced to think what he would do for that special day.  He was fortunate to run across some American missionaries who invited him to celebrate the American holiday with them.  What a joy for him and a relief for us that he could still experience the real reason for the special day. 

 

Thanksgiving is not just about food and football it is giving genuine thanks to God Almighty for the survival of the Pilgrims through difficult times and for freedoms that we have here in America, particularly the freedom of worship. Freedom of worship came at a high price for the Pilgrims who lost so many lives in that first year of settling in New England.  We as American should thank the God of the Bible for the great sacrifice made in order to live openly for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday and yet it silently declares that people have the right to worship whatever way they desire.  This holiday stands for my “God given right” to worship the God of the Bible as I see fit without governmental interference.  Be careful in these “last days” not to be blind to see what can happen in our America if the government continues to marginalize your Christian faith. Pray as believers to have God intervene in our country’s life and turn us back to the God of our forefathers.

 

Take note that there WILL NOT be a Thanksgiving meal on November 18.

 

Bill a co-worker with you in the Lord

 

It is still NOT TO LATE to bend the knee and pray.

2 Chronicles 7:14              

 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Text Box: Remember, no Thanksgiving lunch this year.
Sunday, November 18 - NO Evening Services & regularly scheduled Wednesday night will be on Tuesday Night November 20 starting at 6:45 pm - Prayer Meeting, Deaf Ministry, Mission Friends, RA’s, GA’s and Youth.

North Anderson Baptist Church

a small Church, in a small Town, serving a Big GOD.                                                                       

 

Volume 13, Issue 11 November 2012

The Lighthouse

“A Light of God’s Love”

God’s Revelation to North Anderson Baptist isTo honor and glorify God through worship, prayer, teaching, community service and mission opportunities.

 

Page

Pastor’s Letter

1

Children & Adults Ministry, Bible Study Series

2

Church, Missions & Community Events, November Events

3

Adults, College & Career, Small Groups

4

Daylight Savings, Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer,  WMU Food Give Away

5

Music Events in November & December, Service Times

6

Drive Thru Nativity, Women’s Ministry, Mission Trips, Community Event

7

Helping Hands Ministry, Community Events

8

Deacons &

Family Listing

9

Staff Listing, Teams, Birthdays, Nursery

10