As believers and true followers of Jesus as Christ, we are all called to honor the Lord in everything we do, including our celebrations. When we celebrate a victory, a success, a special occasion, or even a New Year, it should be done to the glory of the Lord. I Corinthians 10:31 clearly states that “whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” One of the greatest ways to bring glory to God in is worship and giving thanks and praise to Him for His blessings. Tonight, is a great opportunity to do just that! The Year End Praise Service is an opportunity for our church to gather to offer praise to the Lord for His blessings on His Church here at Summerville and His blessings in our lives. This is a great way to close out 2017 and begin 2018 in fellowship and worship with your church family. We need to thank God for the souls that He has drawn to Him for Salvation, for the new members that He has put into our church family, and for the spiritual growth that the church has experienced by members who have been growing in faith. We should praise Him for a healthy year in giving to the Lord’s work here locally and around the world through Faith Missions giving from the believers who support His ministry in giving. We need to praise Him for finally finding a roofer who made the correct determination on our leak and the funds in savings to replace the fellowship hall roof. We now have a dry passageway into the annex building. I also wish to praise Him for faithful worshippers who gather in this place each service to worship and honor the Lord together. As well as, for the faithful servants of the Lord who weekly keep the ministry functioning decently and in order for God’s glory. I wish to praise Him for every guest that has visited our services and for many who are continuing to attend regularly. I am so thankful that God is not finished with His work here at Summerville Baptist Church and that you are still desiring to be part of what He has planned to do for His glory here and around the world.