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Pastor's Message - Pastor Chris Kibble

 The fast-food giant Burger King once drew criticism from another king - King Phillippe of Belgium. Set to open its first location in Belgium, Burger King launched an online publicity campaign that asked users "Who's the King?" and allowed them to vote for who they want to be their king: a cartoon version of the real Belgian King Phillipe or the fictional Burger King.

"Two kings, one single crown, who shall reign?" asked the website. Unfortunately, the mock election caught the attention of the Belgian royal family - and a spokesperson for the family noted its disapproval, stating that "since it is for commercial purposes, we would not have given our authorization." It appears that the royal family agrees with Burger King on at least one thing - there can be only one king.

My reflections on the Israelite obedience to God at Jericho put me in mind of this story.  It can be easy to allow ourselves to be subject to any number of kings other than the one true 'King'.  We should have no other kings before Him - there is only one true King!  

Special Announcements

Missions Committee - Operation Christmas Child: Please drop your finished shoeboxes at the North Shore Alliance Church during the week of November 14-21.  For more information.

55+ Senior's Ministry: There will be a luncheon on Friday, November 19 from 12 pm to 2pm in the Fireside Room.  The topic will be "Why do we lose our balance as we age?" Our presenter is Erwin Ketterer. The presentation explains how age-related conditions or diseases can cause balance issues as we get older. There will also be helpful hints on fall risk prevention and advice on maintaining or improving balance. The cost is $10.00. Register

Council: We would like to warmly welcome Debra Ames to the Council.  Debra replaces John Weston who stepped down earlier this year.

DivorceCare - Surviving the Holidays: This is a 2-hour seminar that will be held on Saturday, November 27 via Zoom. The seminar includes a video, sharing time, and a "Survival Guide" filled with tips and encouragement for managing the holidays after separation and divorce.  The cost is $10 which includes a workbook and survival guide.

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