Written by cycleguy on October 29th, 2019

This past Sunday the church I pastor celebrated our 15th anniversary. We had a great time in many respects. We had everyone meeting in one service. That is always a favorite. The singing was good with so many people in one building. The spirit was good. We had some folks who were regulars but had to move away because of health surprise us with a visit. That brightened a lot of people. We had an excellent pitch-in with some of the best food on the planet (and I made none of it).ย  I did hold my eating down to a mild roar.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ There was a ton of cooperation of setting tables and chairs up and tearing them down and putting them away.ย  All in all it was a mighty fine day.

During my sermon I reiterated our Mission and Vision, especially for our new folks. I’ll put it here for you:


To Connect People to Jesus


  • To be passionate pursuers of Jesus
  • To be models of truth and love
  • To be involved in our community

After speaking about those for a few minutes and explaining how they work, I unveiled my theme for 2020. Although I have the first series already mapped out (It is from 2 Cor.4), the rest of it is a work in progress. I’m convinced that many followers of Christ are swept downstream because they do not know the truth of the Gospel. With that in mind, here is my banner and theme for 2020:

I’ll not say much the rest of this year about it as I will be doing a series through November on “Servants” and one in December on “Don’t Miss It!” But come the first of the year, I’ll be focusing on TRUTH. I’ll keep you updated, as I normally do, via this blog.

By the way, I am not one for promoting myself but they record my sermons and then put them online for others to hear. If you would like to keep pace withย  where OVCF is in study, I invite to take a listen. You can go here to check it out.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    TRUTH. Yes, that’s what we need, what we’re truly yearning for …

    Preach it, Bill.

  2. Love this theme and the banner, Bill! We all need the truth of the Gospel, even when it “hurts.” I know you’ll have the courage to tell it like it is.

    • cycleguy says:

      Ryan put the banner together with a little input (idea not computer graphics) from yours truly. ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree there are times the truth hurts.

  3. Wish I could have visited and ate some of that good church food. NO better eating place then a church pot luck. good theme for the upcoming year Bill, truth. Truth Dripping Red is the first title I chose for my book. Not sure if that is what it will end up being but it’s still the number one. Just recently I thought I would change it to , Thin Love, but I think that is the titled of a chapter in the book. Someday when we are in Ky, I want to visit your sweet church and meet you and Jo, someday.

    • cycleguy says:

      Would love to see you and Ace someday Betty. It would be a highlight of my day. And yes, the food was most excellent. and you can take that to the bank. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. floyd says:


    I appreciate you’re steadfastness in keeping it humble and pointing the people to sound doctrine. And the Truth will set us free…