Pastor’s Pen

Summer is here!!!  As we shifted to our 9:00 worship for the summer, I was reminded of my first Sunday here, back in July 2016.  I came here from a church that had 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 worship services every Sunday.  So walking out of the church at 10-something was a little odd for me two years ago.  At least this year we had Leadership after church so it was a “fuller” Sunday morning and felt more normal to me! 🙂

On Sundays, we will continue the “God at Work” series through the first three weeks of June.  As we look at how God works in and through our lives in unexpected ways, I hope and pray that you are becoming more open and receptive to how God might be at work in your life.  For the rest of June and into half of July we will look at the book of Ephesians and will delve into the keys to living in and as a community of faith in the series, “No Longer Strangers”.

We will begin a new Monday evening worship service on June 4.  The kick-off sermon series is called “Rubber Soul” and looks at how we surrender to God on this walk of faith.  Our evening together will include Life Group opportunities after worship.  We will begin with refreshments at 6:00, worship at 6:16 (look below!), and then move to Life Groups at 7:00.  If you are out of town on Sunday or just want to join us for worship again, come on down to Fellowship Hall on Monday evenings!

I close with a request.  Please be in prayer for the Monday evening worship, the Life groups, and the leadership team that has formed around this adventure.  Worship will not look like Sunday morning worship, we are testing the waters with a Christ-centered addiction group called Celebrate Recovery, and there is much yet to be figured out.  Thank you much for your prayers around this new effort of our church!!  – Pastor John

 

Faith Focus: For the month of June, please take time to read, ponder, and pray through these words from Jeremiah 6:16.

Thus says the Lord: stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls”.

Who among us and in our community might be standing at a crossroads?  What does “the good way” mean to you?

As a community of faith and as a follower of Jesus, how can we and you help those at a crossroads in life to walk in the “good way”?