Being from California, I am absolutely loving this weather. I know we need the rain, but take some time this weekend to get outside and enjoy this playground called earth, that our Heavenly Father created just for us!
In fact, as I step outside into the sun, I am reminded of Psalm 100, "Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever and his faithfulness continues to each generation."
Then join us on Sunday as Pastor Norm continues our Fasten Your Seatbelts series. Throughout the book of Acts, Luke shows the church challenged, the church guided by the Holy Spirit, and the church triumphant. The purpose of Acts is to demonstrate, from the facts of history, that the church has become God's instrument for our redemption and restoration, that the church is guided by His Spirit, and that nothing can prevent Christ from building His church. The book of Acts opens with Jesus commissioning his followers to be witnesses of his death and resurrection, to lead His church forward, and it closes with the assurance that, even under duress, the preaching of the "kingdom of God" will continue. Please join us at 9:30am, as we gather together to give glory to God for all He has done for us!
Also, don't forget to join me in my office at 8:45am for a brief time of prayer before our worship gathering.
Note: Our Sunday service continues to meet at 9:30am, with two options for participating.
Note: For our "after-church" zoom gathering, we will be joining Mark Hester, as he continues his discipleship class titled, Informed Christianity.
This week, Mark will look at Titus 2:15 which reads, "These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you." This can be a challenging verse in the face of today's culture. Be sure and join us at 10:45am, in-person or on zoom. See details below on how to join.
Discipleship Study: Informed Christianity
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. Attached is this week's prayer list.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor