‘Saying Good-Bye’ is always hard to do! Today I say, good bye! I will be leaving behind powerful memories and events from this past year. I have read many Connection Cards and notes these past couple weeks. So many have mentioned what a terrible year they have had in 2013. If you are one that has had a very difficult year then, I know you have great anticipation to move on and to say good bye. If you had a great year in ‘13’ then you might be sad to be leaving the year behind.
Regardless, each year we begin a new 365 Day Calendar.We get to start new! The Apostle Paul spoke of “forgetting the past" and “pressing forward!” That is what we must do. Tomorrow, January 1, 2014 is a new beginning for all of us. Great expectations come with it in spite of some fear and apprehension which is not unusual.
This past weekend we celebrated 2013! For Oasis Church, we have completed one of our greatest years in our 22 year history! We have much to be thankful for!! God has been gracious and good to us! His mercy has shown on our church and we are SO grateful!
One of the service features was this short segment on Video. I hope you will watch it again right now as we remember why Oasis Church exists. Not only that but why we must look now to 2014 and toward the next step in our Oasis 20/20 Vision! So celebrate with me right now and watch this Review of 2013.
Yes, we must not spend our time just looking back and celebrating but now we must look forward! This weekend I will be sharing some of the most exciting plans for 2014 that I have shared in a long time. We will NOT sit still; we will not REST on past accomplishments and blessings from God! We will move forward with the 20/20 Vision I believe God gave me 2 years ago leading up to the year 2020. DO NOT MISS THIS WEEKEND! I believe 2014 can be the greatest year in the short History of Oasis Church! You have never heard what I will be sharing in 3 of 5 Key Components of 2014 and the 20/20 Vision. They will be far reaching and I think you will be as excited as I am. I can't wait till this weekend!
God bless you and Happy New Year!! I love you and count it an honor to serve you as pastor.
P.S. NOW IN CLOSING, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GIVE ONLINE OR TO MAIL YOUR YEAR END OFFERING OR CHRISTMAS OFFERING FOR THE YEAR 2013. All offerings either post-marked by midnight tonight, December 31st or given online will be posted on your 2013 Giving report. If you plan that Year End Offering you only have a few hours left. I want to thank all of you who have given faithfully and generously this year in order to see God use Oasis in 1,000's of lives here and around the world. I also want to thank all of you who have given to our Christmas offering. We still need approximately $10,000 more in order to cover all our Christmas Outreach commitments. I hope if you have not yet given you will do it today right now, right here! Thank you in advance!
Posted on Tue, December 31, 2013
by Pastor Guy Melton filed under