We are all aware that we live in a fallen world, each of us weak and frail and in need of God’s strength and the grace found in Jesus Christ. But it’s amazing to consider this Christmas season that even in our brokenness God sees fit to use us for His glory. Over this past year God has chosen to minister here at NDC through His kindness and faithfulness in many ways. Despite the harsh economic times and difficult health problems many have encountered God is still working. I’m so thankful for those who have faithfully served Jesus this past year. Those who ministered through an incredible Easter Cantata, an awesome Spring Fling (and yard sale), an overwhelming VBS, a life changing youth missions trip (Honduras), a blessed Fall Festival, a powerful IFAR banquet and a great Christmas program. I’m encouraged and blessed by the new ministries started this past year – the College and Career group, seekers Sunday school class, welcome table and the ministry of Giselle Sera Josef with our worship team. PRAISE be to God for the privilege of serving Him together this past year. May you all be touched by the fullness of JOY found in Jesus as you celebrate this Christmas – have a blessed and Merry Christmas and a fruitful and faithful New Year!
Pastor Rich and Debbie Sivo