Many of you were at yesterday’s service and I want to clarify something I said for those who were there and those who might only have listened to the recording online.
If you drive through the neighborhoods of Santa Rosa, hidden amongst the houses with inflated Santa-men and plastic reindeer, you will find those few houses with a traditional manger scene. Some are simple, just parents and child, while others may be more elaborate with livestock, shepherds, and maybe a few magi thrown in the mix.
October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This past Sunday we reflected on what the actions of one German professor mean for us as the Church today. The publication of this list sparked the Protestant Reformation, but that was only the beginning. Read the Gospel Coalition's Reformation 500 Statement for a closer look at this day 500 years ago and how it has shaped modern history. The outcome of this single act is unspeakable.
Like many of you, I am asking, how can I help? As we look around us on social media and even the surrounding hills, we find that the needs seem so great. Most of you already know that as of 2:00pm, our county Sheriff informed us that all the shelters are well manned and resources are plenty. We’ve been told...