Weekly Article - 11/24/21

Golden Valley Christian Church


            In the very early hours of last Friday morning, November 19th, we had the opportunity to witness an event that had not happened since February 18, 1440.  A lunar eclipse occurred, peaking around 3:00 AM.  According to NASA, there are about 2-4 partial lunar eclipses each year. However, this was no ordinary lunar eclipse.  This was the longest-lasting partial eclipse in nearly six centuries, lasting six hours, and covered nearly all of the moon.  A lunar eclipse occurs when earth passes between the moon and the sun.  The atmosphere acts as a filter on the sunlight, so the shadow that our planet casts on the moon resembles something like the light seen at sunset.  It can be a blood red color.  The next eclipse of this nature will not materialize again until 2669.  An eclipse can also be a sign that Jesus will return to this earth in the last days (Joel 2:31).

            Mark your calendar for a couple of dates coming up soon.  On December 1st, those who have signed up will leave the church building at 4:15, to visit YaYa’s alpaca farm.  The young people have been working hard on their Christmas program, to be held during our morning service on December 5th.  This Sunday, November 28th, is the deadline for bringing “jello” gelatin or pudding mixes for Project Christmas Cheer.

            The book of James, 4:13-16 and 5:1-6, was the scripture Bro Elmer expanded on in his message.  In his opening sentence, James was telling the readers this message was very important and urgent.  Our lives are like a mist; we are fragile, and life is very short.  Therefore, we should do God’s will and not boast.  James was reprehending the way the rich people lived, hoarding their money, not paying their workmen, and living in luxury.  We are to live our lives in serving God and helping others.  We will be repaid many times over.

            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM, and the morning worship service is at 10:30.  Our interim minister is Elmer Fuller, and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find links to access our Facebook page and YouTube sermons.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.