Roger again this week. I just returned from getting an X-Ray...I'll know soon what I did to my ribs, but it was worth it. Mary Jo and I took full advantage of the snow last week hurling ourselves head first down Powerline Park on our sled. Well, I went airborne after hitting a bump and landed rib cage to metal. Ouch! Advil has been my close friend all week. I might have winced a time or two while preaching this past Sunday.
Sometimes, as we enjoy life, we are reminded of the frailty of our very bodies. Our spirit says, "I am young and can conquer the world!" - but our age and miles remind us of the truth of life. The body will ultimately fail, but Jesus offers renewal because of the cross. This season of Lent reminds us to face our trials and to recognize suffering. Suffering and pain are part of the human experience. During these next few weeks, draw closer to Jesus as we celebrate His power over suffering and death.
Let me invite you to join us for "40 Days with Jesus." We have a devotional booklet that while guide you. If you still need yours, please contact us at the church office and we'll bring it to you or make arrangements for you to pick one up.
"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I site and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely. O Lord." - Psalm 139:1-4
Larry Annes will be bringing the message Sunday as we continue our series "Gazing at Glory." We will sing a few songs led by our very own Lydia Annes, read Scripture, and pray.
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.
NOTE: For the month of February, our "after-church" zoom gathering will be joining our discipleship class titled, "Resolving Everyday Conflict". See below for information on the class. To receive a book, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Mornings in February: “Resolving Everyday Conflict”
You will need a copy of the book “Resolving Everyday Conflict” and your Bible.
In-person and Zoom options
Link for zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125779768
We all encounter conflict - whether it be with a coworker, family member, friend, or complete stranger. And yet we all desire harmony in our relationships. Resolving Everyday Conflict is a practical, biblical, and concise guide to peacemaking in everyday life. This biblical guide written by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson will take you far beyond simply ending conflicts. Instead, true, life-changing reconciliation can take place in your relationships.
Topics that will be covered include:
See you Sunday!
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor