Happy New Year!
We had a great Christmas season at Otterbein celebrating Jesus’ birth and talking about how people can have a personal relationship with Jesus and experience the peace He offers. We hope you also had a great Christmas celebrating Jesus’ birth with family and friends. As we end 2017, we wanted to share several things with you.
First, we hope to see you on Sunday, December 31. We will have our regular worship schedule on New Year’s Eve (8, 9:20, and 10:45). Children’s ministry programs, adult classes, and our youth ministry will also have their normal schedule on Sunday. Pastor Mark Green will be sharing the message on Sunday and filling in for Pastor Mike whose mother passed away on Thursday morning. Sunday’s message is “Begin 2018 with God.”
Secondly, we want to remind you that Sunday, December 31, is the last day to give financial gifts to the church for 2017. If you are mailing a financial gift, it needs to be postmarked no later than December 30, 2017 to be included on your 2017 contribution statement. If you are out of town this weekend, you can also give using our mobile app or online at our website (www.otterbeinchurch.org). Online giving is secure and easy to use and is another way beyond giving in the offering plate to use your financial gifts to make a difference for Jesus in our church, community, and world.
Lastly, we encourage you to start out 2018 with a renewed commitment to grow spiritually and become more like Jesus. One of the keys to doing that is to regularly read and meditate on the Bible. We have a number of Bible reading guides available to assist you and guide you. You can find them on our website and/or at the Information Center in the church lobby on Sunday.
God has blessed our church in so many ways in 2017. We believe God has even greater things for us as a church in 2018 and we look forward to what God is going to do in us and through us!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!