Hello Deer Flat Family!

 I can’t tell you how many time this year I’ve paused to wonder, “Where has the time gone?”  I feel like that right now as I sit down to scratch out this note to you. I can hardly believe that we have arrived at the second half of December.  But, WOW has it been a great month at Deer Flat.  I have had more fun meeting so many of your friends, neighbors and family than you can imagine.  You guys have some of the greatest friends and family, for sure!

The Sunday’s of December have been full of celebration, worship and great reminders of what Christmas is all about.  Our GREAT VOLUNTEERS have done a tremendous job in every area!  From the outside greeters all the way through the people who pick up the sanctuary at the end of the day, and everything in between, we have the best people who give of themselves to help make Deer Flat, Deer Flat.  Our Nursery crew who care for the babies and little ones, all the way through the Children’s Ministry workers and teachers, as well as the Student Ministry workers – all combine to make a tremendous investment of love and truth in all of those ages that have been entrusted to us.  Then, there’s all of those who help make the worship ministry happen week after week.  What dedication.  One of the big areas that has increased in its role has been the Tech side of things.  The audio/video and lighting is no small thing.  The quality of DVD’s and video online is really outstanding.  And the team that works in this area week after week makes a significant contribution.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!  By the way, we can’t forget all of those who make the coffee each week and work the coffee bar!  We would all be in a terrible mood without that.

As we had toward the finish line of 2017, I am so full of gratitude for God’s relentless faithfulness to Deer Flat Church.  There has been growth in every area!  We continue to meet new people every week.  The Children’s Ministry Center project continues to move forward week after week.  And the Lord has blessed us with enough dry weather that I think we’re going to be able to get the project totally enclosed so that we can work inside of it throughout the winter.  God continues to bless in abundance!  I feel spoiled when I look at all that He’s done for us.  How fortunate we are.  Let’s not miss WHO it is that’s doing it! And, He’s doing much of it through you!

THANK YOU CHURCH FAMILY FOR…

            Your Faithfulness

            Your Financial Generosity

            Your Time

            Your Prayers

            Your Heart for God

            Your Love for Worship

            Your Hunger for God’s Word

            Your Servant Heart

The final month of our fiscal year is pretty aggressive.  We are over half way there with 2 Sunday’s to go.  And, this giving is separate from our building fund, which continues to grow.  Let’s close this year out strong.  Let’s give God our best!

The final two Sunday’s of December have ONE SINGLE MORNING SERVICE AT 10:30 A.M.

 Christmas Eve Sunday also includes A 5 PM CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, including a LIVE NATIVITY!

 This is one of those great times to invite someone to enjoy a great time at Deer Flat Church.

Jer and I, along with the entire Pastoral Staff, truly feel so fortunate that God would allow us the privilege of serving at Deer Flat with the host of tremendous people – the best you’ll find anywhere.  We wish all of you a heart felt “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

We hold you in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers!

Can’t wait to see you Sunday.  “O COME LET US ADORE HIM” is what I’ll be talking about Sunday morning. 

All For Jesus!

Pastor D