Shepherds’ Notes

It is hard to believe that another year has almost passed.  Last week we had Cookies with Santa here at the building.  That was such a successful event.  Over 100 families brought their children to see Santa and enjoy cookies.  We thank all of you that had a part in this community outreach event.  So many of you showed up to help in various ways, brought cookies, decorated the auditorium and the list goes on.  It was great to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they came into the building.  There were a few tears as well as not all the children are a fan of Santa but overall, it was a great day.  In just a few weeks the Christmas holiday will be here then one more week and if it is God’s will, it will be 2024.

Our theme for this year has been “DISCIPLE -Be One Make Some” with John 15:8 as our scripture reference.  “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”  Justin had just concluded a class on Discipleship.  It has been a very thought-provoking class.  It has brought to light what Jesus meant when He called us to be His disciples and has brought to view areas where we fall very short in following His commands regarding being His disciples and making disciples.  Hopefully, we will all strive to be better disciples for Jesus and follow His command in Matthew 28:19 to make disciples.  We have been blessed at Walter Hill this year with many putting on Christ in baptism and with many new families.  Let us continue to share God’s word with others every day.  May the remainder of 2023 bring you peace and joy as we look forward to 2024.