As we wrap up 2016, I want to take time to review what all we've experienced this year. RSCC -- you -- has been through quite a bit: loss of a minister, loss of members, deaths, interim staff, you name it. We endured quite a bit, and we did it by coming together as a church family and seeking the will of God.
But look at all the good things from the past twelve months: great events, a lot of fellowship, service in the community, working together with our sister churches, a new minister (hi!), a number of new members, and, most importantly, three souls have been saved this year in our church. Even if we enjoyed nothing else this year, knowing we have three new brothers and sisters in Christ makes the past year a good one. That's what we're here for, and praise God He still uses imperfect men and women to advance His kingdom on earth.
Take time before January rolls around to thank God for all He's done in 2016. Thank Him for His grace, His love, His mercy, healing, and provision. Thank Him for His salvation offered to us through Jesus Christ. Let's be grateful for the innumerable blessings we've enjoyed this past year. And may we recognize that we do nothing, but Christ in us does all things.