Pit to Palace
I was coming home late one night from a conference when my car died. It conked out right in front of an Aldi store. I called Deb to come and pick me up. I fell into bed knowing I would need to call a tow truck in the morning.  I was awakened early by a call from the local police department asking if I would come down to the station.  I was a little confused, even more so when they wouldn't tell me why I had to come to the station.

When I got to the station they took me into a room, gave me a chair and said, " You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, and anything you say can and will be used against you...Do you understand these rights?"

I had recently watched a Tom Selleck movie where his character went to prison for a crime he did not commit.  I thought to myself, not only am I ruggedly handsome like Tom Selleck but now I'm going to prison just like he did!  Seriously though, it was a little unsettling.  It turned out the Aldi had been robbed that night and when police saw a car outside with the keys still in it (I forgot my keys, the stupid thing wouldn't start anyway) they assumed it was a getaway car.

I was released after a brief explanation of my circumstances.  Joseph didn't get off so easy. He was unjustly accused of attempting to violate his master's wife.  The circumstantial evidence and the false testimony of the woman was enough to put the slave boy in prison.  No trial, no jury of peers, no get out of jail free card--he went straight from servant to prisoner. It is a terrible injustice and at the same time (knowing how the story ends) a beautiful plan.

Is it possible that every terrible injustice, painful event and obstacle that we face is still part of that same beautiful plan?  If that is true, how do we handle suffering?  Are we able to keep our cool, love those around us and serve God faithfully even when life smashes us squarely in the nose?  We'll learn a few things from Joseph's reactions as we dig in to chapters 40 and 41 of Genesis this Sunday.  Remember, you'll get the most out of the weekend messages if you are familiar with the story.  See you Sunday! - Pastor Kris
Announcements
DRIVER NEEDED to take some of our youth group to their camping trip this Saturday afternoon! We need someone to take 3-5 youth about an hour's drive away. I you can help them out, please call Jason 717-269-3610.
 
Thanksgiving Donations: DONATIONS ARE DUE SATURDAY!  We will be collecting " Blessing Bags ": hygeine  items for those in need this Thanksgiving.  We will be distributing the items Sunday afternoon!  We will have more information available on the items we will be collecting at the information table this Sunday.

Alpha: This January we will be a launching 10 week study on the foundations of Christianity. Check out the information at www.alphausa.org and contact Pastor Kris if you are interested in serving as host, provide a meal, discussion leader and more.

COMMUNITY GROUPS!
Get to know God and good people better.
  • Central Group - Each Monday Night at 7 pm (Fellowship Hall=FH)
  • North Group - Sunday @ 6 pm: November 19. (FH)
  • South Group - Sunday @ 6 pm: November 19 (Homes)
  • Men's Group - Thursday Nights - Kaiser Home
  • Faith Alive - Women's Group: Tuesday @10 am and @7 pm (FH) 
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FAITH ALIVE WOMEN'S GROUP:
Faith Alive will be meeting Tuesday evenings at 7 pm and on TUESDAY mornings at 10 am.

BOOK CLUB:
We will be having our annual book exchange on December 3. The selection for January 21 is "The Bad*** Librarians of Timbuktu" by Joshua Hammer. We meet at 7pm at members' homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for further information.
Prayer Concerns

CONGRATULATIONS to Stacey Marcinkoski and Robby Rowe who were united in marriage November 11! May God bless their lives together!

Harvey and Gail Schans' son, Josh, is undergoing chemo and radiation treatments for brain cancer. Pray for God's mighty healing and grace! Keep Josh and Jenny in your prayers as their baby is due in March.

Jo Schans has changed rooms but remains at Courtyard Gardens of Jupiter, 1790 Indian Creek Dr. West, Jupiter, FL 33458. Room A-109.

Ted VanKalker remains at Signature Care in Lake Worth. Pray for both Ted and Betty.
  
REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
Diane Brill, Betty VanKalker, and Wilhelmina Wilson.
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