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Baptism on Sunday!

There’s so much goodness going around Church at the Chip that it’s hard to know where to begin! I feel a bit like a kid on the day after Halloween: With all this great candy, where do you start? (With the chocolate, of course!)

After all, we just had a fantastic float in the Wild West Days Parade. Thirty of us joined the procession, in addition to seven horses. We rode, we walked, we passed out candy, and we sang our hearts out. It was fun. I was so proud to see our church family embrace the Cave Creek community in such a glorious fashion.

And then there was the beautiful day of worship on Sunday. They say more than 180 of us gathered on a beautiful Sunday morning (gotta love November!) for worship and a great cowboy breakfast afterward. What a great day it was!

As good as these “goodies” are, I think this week will be even better. On Sunday, we will have another public baptism as a part of our worship gathering. Of all the things I do as your pastor, this might be my very favorite: help people go under the waters of Christian baptism. It’s the best! And to do it in our homemade baptismal stock tank…. I can’t wait!

So … if you have not been baptized in obedience to Jesus, what are you waiting for? Contact me right away by responding to this email, or by phone/text (480.510.9518). Let’s talk about taking this important step in your Christian life. And … if it’s at all possible, do not miss this Sunday’s baptism service. It’s a beautiful family celebration, and you will not want to miss it.

This is only the beginning of a whirlwind two months of church family goodness: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, with Advent right behind it. We get to be part of the Cave Creek Christmas Pageant on Dec 2-3 (complete with our traditional chili supper beforehand), and then there’s our own Campfire Christmas Eve under the stars on December 24 at 6 p.m. By the time we celebrate Christmas with our families we’ll be filled with joy and thanksgiving.

See what I mean? There’s so much goodness going on that it’s hard to know where to begin! As a kid, I always started with the chocolate, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. Now I refrigerate the chocolate first.

See you Sunday!

Church at the (chocolate) Chip