Life gets chaotic and it's easy to forget the simple but important things. In this sermon, we go through the apostle Paul's "final instructions" - a checklist for Christians to remember key principles for living out their faith. We discuss the importance of honoring hard workers, resolving conflicts, speaking uplifting words, doing good deeds, constant prayer, giving thanks, discerning good advice from bad, and more. These practical reminders from Scripture can transform how we relate to fellow Christians, handle adversity, and keep connected to God. Join us as we reflect on what we may be forgetting in the busyness of life and how returning to the basics makes all the difference.
Order of Worship – November 26th
Introduction Video – “Put On Love”
Opening Song: Forever Reign
Welcome & Call to Worship: Psalm 63: 2-5 – Kelsie Doller
Song: Thank You God For Saving Me
Song: Filled With Glory
Prayer for Kids
Mutual Greeting (252 Kids Dismissed to Class)
- Preschool Update: Miss Rachel Yntema
Offertory – Goshen Christian Preschool Kids Are Thankful
Message: “How Jesus Gives Hope From Death”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 - Rev. Samuel Sutter
Closing Song: Praise Him, Praise Him
Doxology: Praise Him, Praise Him
After the worship service concludes, all are welcome to join us in the church Lobby for a time of fellowship and refreshment. Youth (6th-10th grade) will be meeting in the classroom under the stairs for Catechism class.
November Second Offering Schedule:
12 – Christ Health Care Ministry, 19 – Faith Promise, 26- Goshen Christian Preschool
- Monday, 27th – 7pm Deacon’s Meeting
- Monday, 27th – 7pm Women’s Stitch or Chat
- Tuesday, 28th – 10am Coffee Break in Youth Building (Childcare Available!)
- Tuesday, 28th – 7pm GEMS & Cadets (Kid’s Club)
- Friday, 1st – 10am Blood Drive with the American Red Cross
- Friday, 1st – 6:30pm Spanish Bible Study
- December 6th – 7pm Congregational Meeting in Church Sanctuary
- December 8th – 7pm Warwick Valley Chorale Performance
- December 9th – 9am Goshen Ecumenical Food Pantry
- December 13th – 7pm Prayer Meeting (Elder’s to Follow)
- December 25th – 9:30am Christmas Service with Rev. Gilbert Varela
Warwick Valley Chorale will be hosting their 83rd Annual Holiday Concert at Goshen CRC at 7pm. Featuring John Rutter’s Magnificat and Traditional Holiday Favorites composed by Ron DeFesi with Gail Johnson as accompanist. Come enjoy an evening of music!
We are happy to announce that the GEMS Post Office is open for sorting and passing out your Christmas cards to the members of our congregation. Please stop by the church lobby to drop off cards and check your mailbox. A donation to the GEMS, in lieu of postage is gladly accepted. Thank you for your continued support!
Winter Clothing Drive: You can be a blessing to fellow members and families on our campus when you donate new or gently-used winter clothing and coats for men, women & children. There is a special need for cold weather clothing! A box has been placed in the Narthex for any donations. We ask that all coats arrive clean, with all working buttons and zippers.
We will be hosting a Blood Drive with The Red Cross on Friday, December 1st in the Youth Building. Not available that day? Our next Blood Drive is scheduled for January 5th. Sign up for any Blood Drive https://www.Goshen.Church/RedCross.
Attention all members: There will be a Congregational Meeting on December 6th at 7pm to discuss and vote on the 2024 budget along with some other proposals from council (solar, parking lot, policy change). Copies of the proposed budget can be found on the table in the lobby. We hope to see everyone there.
Next Steps (Grades 6-9): Catechism is an old word for the new challenge of teaching kids about faith, foundation and Christ. Join us from 10:50-11:15am in the church basement (classroom under the stairs) for 25 minutes of instruction and discussion. (Parents, you can download some of the teaching notes at http://newcitycatechism.com)
November 26th Betsy & Vikki VanDerMolen
December 3rd Robin Falkena & Lauren Weber
December 10th Kim DeVries & Taylor DiMartino
December 17th Christine LaFrance & Rebecca Finnegan
November 26th Bryce & Shayna Kostenbader
December 3rd David & Morgan Amels
December 10th Chuck & Jo Rowe
December 17th Rusty & Amanda Lundgren