Let me begin with this...
YES...we will have the air conditioning going on Sunday, so please join us for the 9:30am service in our fully air-conditioned worship center AND stick around for the bbq at noon in our fully air-conditioned Fireside Room.
Did I mention that we will have the church cool on Sunday and ready for your arrival! Please join us!
That's enough about the weather. As we conclude our series in the book of Acts, I would like to make one specific observation. While the book of Acts provides us with details and stories surrounding the launch and growth of the early church, this was not Luke's purpose in sharing this narrative with us. It also wasn't to highlight the incredible missionary journey of Paul and the other disciples, who risked their lives to preach the gospel. While most of us, myself included, like to think of Acts as a church history book, this was not the reason behind its inclusion in the New Testament canon.
The book of Acts is first and foremost, about the Kingdom of God. In Acts 1:3, we read that Jesus spent 40 days after his crucifixion and resurrection, talking about the Kingdom of God. Acts concludes with Paul, in Rome, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God to anyone willing to listen. The purpose of Acts AND the local church is to glorify God and proclaim His kingdom. In Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, "Seek first the Kingdom of God...and all these things will be provided for you".
I want to invite you to join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as we wrap-up our time in Acts and transition to our next series, called FOCUSED. When we seek first the Kingdom of God and focus our lives on Jesus, transformation will take place in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Reminder: Plan now to join me and others in my office at 8:45am for a brief time of prayer before our worship gathering.
As a reminder, individuals attending church services at Parkside Fellowship, who are fully vaccinated, will not be required to wear a mask or social distance from others who are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 14 days after a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask and social distance for your own health and the health of those around you. In addition, anyone who does not yet feel comfortable attending church services without a mask is encouraged to continue wearing a mask or face covering.
Note: Our Sunday service continues to meet at 9:30am, with two options for participating.
1. Attend our live "in-person" gathering. No reservations are required and we will continue to follow all necessary COVID guidelines. Please wear a mask so we can keep everyone safe and healthy!
2. We value our online church community and will continue to livestream our church service at 9:30am for those who wish to participate.
After our worship service, consider joining our discipleship class led by Trudy Reusser. Trudy is leading a discussion based on the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation unveils the glory of Jesus Christ. Written by the Apostle John, Revelation is a reminder to remain faithful and trust God, even when things around us don't make sense.
See class details below:
Discipleship Study: Revelation (The Christian's Ultimate Victory)
Facilitator: Trudy Reusser
10:45am to 11:45am
In-person and on zoom
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/ j/84125779768
Finally, continue to pray for those in our church family.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor