FROM THE DESK OF CHARLES ANDERSON Since we didn’t have a full bulletin last week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, let me just say now how much I enjoyed our Annual Congregational Thanksgiving Dinner a couple of Sundays ago. We have a lot of outstanding cooks in our church family, and they provided plenty of wonderful food. I managed to overeat, and I didn’t even get around to sampling everything on the table. A big “Thank You” to all those who worked so hard to make it such an enjoyable and successful time. Coming up this Sunday, December 3, is our annual Corporation Meeting. This is a requirement of the state of Ohio to maintain our status as a non-profit corporation. The meeting is very brief but very important. We would ask that you stay for just a few minutes after services conclude so that we can take care of this responsibility. The next Sunday, December 10, will be our congregational Christmas party following our Sunday morning worship. “Christmas chicken” will be provided. You are asked to bring your favorite Christmas side dish and a dessert. And by the way, I don’t know what Christmas chicken means. Maybe it will be dyed red and green, or maybe it will have a nice red or green bow on it. Either way, come and enjoy a great time of food, fun and fellowship. Getting Our Priorities Straight – Joe Barnett “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20) Jesus commissioned seventy-two disciples as his Advance Team, sending them to prepare towns for his personal visit. They returned to him, elatedly reporting their success. Mission accomplished! Understandable. But Jesus wanted to be sure they got their priorities straight. Don’t be overly impressed with your success, he counseled, but “rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” The most extraordinary talents and impressive accomplishments are small potatoes compared to eternal joy. Earthly achievement ceases when life ends, but heavenly glory is forever. “Joy without measure will be my treasure. Heaven holds all to me.” —Tillit S. Teddlie When Sir James Simpson was asked, “What do you regard as your greatest discovery?” the expected answer was, “My discovery of chloroform.” But Simpson’s answer was, “My greatest discovery was when I discovered that Jesus Christ is my Saviour.” The aim is heavenly honor, not earthly achievement.