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Rev. William Mudge, pastor   (updated 10-29-21) 
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”  And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”  Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.  Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:3-7 NRSV   
              November is a beautiful month full of celebration and thanksgiving.  We rejoice at many things this month, from confirmands and new members, to harvest and colorful hills and valleys.  We remember 200 years of faithful service and witness in the village of Baldwinsville by the people called Methodist. 
           I am struck this year by the way our November is bracketed by All Saints Day on November 1st, and Thanksgiving on November 25th.  It set the stage for a time of reflection and gratitude for all of those that have gone before us, that great clous of witnesses who faithfully carried the Gospel message and changed the world. 
           These precious memories stir me to lean into the Holy Spirit and call out to God with you and for you as I beg God to move in our congregation and use us to do God-sized things in this day.  If the Lord terries and our great-great-grandchildren look back on our days, I pray that they will remember that we faithfully followed Christ and loved God and each other deeply. 
           I hope that you have been joining our congregation in this season of prayer. I have been blessed to hear reports of changed lives, deepened faith, and healing of body and soul. Thanks be to God! 
           We are not done yet friends!  We are on an exciting faith journey, following Jesus as we press in closer and closer.  Come and join us for worship this Sunday morning at 9:00 A.M. for our Heritage worship service featuring our choir and familiar hymns. Stop in for Praise and Contemporary worship lead by Nairobi Smith at 6:00 P.M. on Friday nights. We have pizza and fellowship and a great time together! It has been exciting to have our church family returning and worshipping together, but both of these services will be available on line through Facebook and YouTube. We’ll save you a seat!    Serving Christ with You, Pastor Bill Mudge