Post date: Nov 3, 2015 4:57:10 PM

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so,

I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." ~ John 14: 2

"Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses..." ~ Hebrews 12: 1

We are happy to have you with us today at our homecoming. Present church members, former members who moved away, and our neighbors will make this a special time together for everyone here. There is just something sweet and special about homecomings, no matter where they are held. Looking at the above verses should remind us that Jesus has a prepared place for all those born into His family - Heaven! The writer of Hebrews tells us that a great cloud of witnesses view us from Heaven. For those who are saved, death takes us to where Jesus is and to where the saints of God are. Like a great coliseum filled with spectators watching events on the field, those in Heaven are watching us and cheering us on as we run our race of life for the Lord. The question is, what are they seeing us do?

One day, we too will join that great homecoming in Heaven. We will meet all the redeemed, and forever be together with them; and more importantly, be with our Wonderful Lord Jesus. Let's be faithful until then.

November 1st, 2015

From the Pastor,

James H. Baker