Our Harvest Meal is this Saturday at noon. What a great time of fellowship we will have. I love the holiday season. As family visits, church activities expand and memories are made, my prayer is that each of you will make good memories through the end of 2016. No, not everything will go according to plan but our God is still in control. As we trust Him, we come to understand that our worldly circumstances do not determine our joy or contentment. That comes only from our trust in God, in believing His promises and realizing that we are a child of the King. Be sure to take time this season to be thankful. Not just for our material things, although that is plenty, but especially for the gift God gave us when He sent His Son to be born in a manger so that He could die on a cross. Through that plan, God makes salvation available to everyone who believes in His word and who responds in faith. We are saved by grace through faith. Be thankful.