Thoughts from Reverend Rohani

From Rev. Rohani: 

Thank you to all who came to the Annual meeting on Sunday. It is an important time for us to gather and hear what’s going on in our church and choose our leaders for the next year. Julie Stroup will be sending more information on the results of the election. 

I appreciate all who worked behind the scenes to make it happen: Bill Bishop and Julie Ardery who set up the “Zoom room”, Trey Cheatem who set up the actual room, Fran Mason and Jane Malek who organized the food. Thank you to all our ministry leaders who challenge us to “love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24) throughout the year. I appreciate all the work you put into the posters. 

We will be leaving the posters up for a couple weeks to give you a chance to look at them more closely. Don’t forget to check out the Choir’s display on the corner bulletin board. 

Test your knowledge of music trivia in the Bible and at St. James. I learned several things! 

Also, a huge thank you to the choir who volunteer a lot of their time to bringing us a quality music program at St. James and for Don Kirby and Mary Ann Hatfield’s work to make it happen. 

With our focus on voting, we forgot to pass out the Treasurer’s annual report 2022 budget. We will be including it with your quarterly contribution letter which will be sent out this week (If you do not usually get a letter and would like the budget, please contact Cathy). 

Also, the Annual meeting has been an opportunity to sign up for the flower calendar. Please check it out next time you are at church. (There’s sign up sheets for donating Sunday’s breakfast doughnuts as well).

Thank you for all you do on behalf of St. James. I am so blessed to be serving here! Rev. Rohani

A friend sent me this piece this week. I thought it was a positive way to look at the coming year. 
Fasten your seatbelts of prayer for Flight 2022! 

FLIGHT 2022. Welcome On Board Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Capt. Jesus. 

Thank you for choosing Salvation Airlines We have just taken off from January 2022 Airport. Duration of this flight is 365 days. We shall be cruising at accountable blessings per day and at million miles above sorrow level. The weather may be cloudy but God's grace is sufficient. There may be some turbulence but Divine intervention is certain. The Prince of Peace will speak "Peace be still" to your storms. The Angels are our cabin crew. They will serve to help supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. 

Our menu includes grace, and mercy, Oh and please don't forget the fruit of the Spirit for dessert: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, patience and gentleness, faithfulness and self-control! 

Please, fasten your prayer belt. For more information about your safety on board, please always refer to your Safety Manual (The Holy Bible). For any questions, The Holy Spirit shall give you answers any time. 

Enjoy your flight. 

- Author Unknown