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Fall and Winter: Christmas is on its Way!

You can hear it in the rustle of the leaves. You can almost feel the stirring of the season…even without the usual cold and rainy days of fall, it is still here. The official date was September 23 this year so it has been a full month ago yet, the usual rains have not come with none predicted until later this week. I noticed in the bulletin Sunday that we only have eight practices left for the youth and children’s choir to prepare for their Christmas program…do you realize that Christmas is only 65 days away?! Time keeps moving on!
Our fall youth camp/retreat was a real treat for us all. I truly enjoyed being with our youth and sponsors, spending time with them in fun, games and instruction in God’s Word. Tulakogee Camp was really a good place to go and get away for a couple of days to reset our thinking. I cannot tell you how blessed I was to just sit and listen as they played musical instruments and sang songs about the Christian life and He who made it possible…Jesus! No doubt they blessed me more than they could know.
Sunday also saw the return of several families who went to a ‘Family Camp’ down in Texas. They took a full week and camped out in tents and campers to gather around God’s Word and fellowship with their families together. It is something I have always wanted to do; I just never organized one or took time to be involved in one. I truly wish I had. Welcome home campers!
We plan to begin Choir practice this coming Sunday evening after services. Bob Allen has agreed to work with you who are interested in preparing a Cantata for Christmas! It will be his first time for such a venture, although he has been involved in many choirs over the years. If you have an interest in being in our choir, it will start up after a six month hiatus {while the auditorium was under construction}. Please pray about your participation and plan to be there to make your voice heard {along with all others} who want to glorify God through song! Thank you Bro. Bob for being willing to accept this task to work with those interested.
One last thought before I get ready to meet my day… Faithfulness is so important in ever facet of life. No one wants a light switch that works only sometimes, no one wants a car that is not dependable…we all desire our children to be faithful in the deportment of the responsibilities we give them… Our Father in Heaven too desires us to be faithful to Him: ‘Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.’
1 Corinthians 4:1&2
And that is the bottom line. Lord, teach me to remain faithful… Bro. Wayne

Camp Time 2015!

Next Sunday evening we will host another Children’s/Youth camp! So far there are twenty plus signed up with six sponsors ready to spend Sunday evening through Friday morning around the church facilities with a couple of excursions planned. Charlie Atzbach and Mary Sanders are planning, scheduling and preparing meals for the week that I know will be delicious and nutritious! Todd Isom is planning our recreation and swim times, Tony Atzbach is planning and leading our music for the week, Daniel Keely is leading our Bible Studies in the morning and preaching each evening and I have prepared Character Studies for the afternoon devotions. It should be quite a time of making a deeper commitment of our lives and sharing in times of Bible Study mixed with fun, food, fellowship and recreation. Levi Keely has volunteered to come set up our sound and electronics that we will need for the week and when he is off he will help Todd with the recreation. I do believe we have planned a great time for all who will be with us.
It is my plan and desire that this camp time won’t just be a camp for fun, but it will be a time of dedication and soul searching to prepare for the times in which we live. If your child {completed fourth grade} through youth {completed senior high} has not yet decided, I can assure you it will be a well planned and executed camp. We begin with a campers meeting Wednesday evening after service where we will hand out schedules and manifest of items needed and other items to be left at home…then Sunday afternoon July 12 at 4:30 we will meet with our ‘stuff’ and begin our camp time together!
Sunday evening and Wednesday evening we will welcome our church family into our camp schedule at the regular times where you will have opportunity to taste a little of our camp!
God has certainly blessed the work of Rehoboth! I praise His Name for what He is doing in our midst. The proclamation of God’s Word continues without hindrance and we are seeing people drawn closer to Him!
It is obvious that the Powers of this world {Ephesians 6:12} are doing everything they can to stymie the Word of God, but when we, His People, stand for righteousness sake and continue to follow Him, well, as Jesus said: The Gates of Hell can not stand! ‘And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’ Matthew 16:18
Looking forward to our Men’s Breakfast Saturday morning 8:00!
Bro. Wayne