Happy New Year!
Today, I am spending time in spiritual retreat reflecting on the past year and preparing for the new year. Each year, I like to new set goals and priorities personally as well as professionally. I also start a new journal with blank pages.
We've had quite the year. As plans evolve and change, I am looking forward to a new year. You might want to take a moment to read Pastor Adam's enote in which he shared the countless ways you have shared the light of Christ this year. I hope you have an opportunity to reflect upon your year and celebrate a new year.
This weekend in worship, Pastor Adam begins a new sermon series called A Thinking Person's Guide to Faith. I am looking forward to the series because we'll open up the big questions of faith, the Bible, and life.
We'll begin this weekend by exploring Science, Religion, and the Rationality of God. In the sermon, we'll hear from a Nobel Prize winning microbiologist, a molecular biologist, a chemist, an astrophysicist, and a theoretical physicist. All of them share one thing beyond their love for science – a deep commitment to Christ.
I encourage you to invite a friend to join you for this series! Join us Saturday (5 pm) or Sunday (7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, or 5 pm) at cor.org/live or on Channel 38 "The Spot" at 8 am or 11 am. You won't see me in the modern service, but I'll be present during the traditional service.
I find I'm recharged and reenergized in the new year, which is a great opportunity to jump into something new. We have a few opportunities:
On Saturday, January 16, and Monday, January 18, we are preparing over 500 ways for you to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a "Day on, not a day off" out in the community. With morning and afternoon sessions, we hope that you, your family, or your small group will rise to the occasion to serve in a covid-cautious way at one of over 20 service agencies with whom we have committed to making a difference. We are also suggesting a number of serve from home options for those who cannot make it out.
Visit cor.org/mlk to sign up.
Lastly, I want to say thank you again for your generosity and giving throughout the year. With 2020 coming to a close, this is one final reminder to submit and postmark your giving for the year. In the new year, we are planning new possibilities and opportunities for mission and ministry.
If you haven't done so already, take a moment to complete your pledge. You can visit cor.org/give. Know that we have mugs available in the church office, just give us a call to pick up your mug as a small way to say thank you.
As we anticipate a new year, I am filled with hope. Not so much because everything is well in our world – we know the difficulties in front of us – but because we share in this Christian community together. I am beginning to understand better Paul's words to his church in Corinth, "I thank my God always for you, because of God's grace that was given to you in Christ Jesus" (1 Cor. 1:4). Here's to a new year!
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