There are days when the best thing you can do is leave it to God. Don't worry, don't fear, don't cry, don't complain...just leave it to God.
Philip Melanchthon and Martin Luther were once deciding on the day's agenda. Philip was disciplined, intellectually gifted, serious and goal-driven; while Martin was equally intelligent but much more emotional, risky, even playful.
Melanchthon said, "Martin, this day we will discuss the governance of the universe."
To which Luther responded, "Philip, this day you and I will go fishing and leave the governance of the universe to God."
Can't seem to get where you want to go fast enough...Leave it to God.
Worried about your kids?...Leave it to God.
Living in a place you'd rather not be...Leave it to God.
Having health issues and unsure what to do next...Leave it to God.
Frustrated with your current situation, whatever that may be...Leave it to God.
Make today the day you and I give ourselves permission to relax without being afraid or feeling guilty...and leave the stuff we cannot handle or change to God.
This Sunday, we begin a new series titled, Seven Letters to Seven Churches.
Over the next seven weeks, we will take a deep dive into the lives of seven churches in the New Testament, whose message and mission had been weakened by wave after wave of suspicion, criticism, complaints, and persecution. Like these seven churches, Parkside is also being battered by societal change, cultural unrest and a world-wide pandemic.
Thankfully, Jesus commissioned John to write letters to these seven churches, outlining for them, what they were doing well, where they were weak and how to fix it. These letters are found in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
Our goal with this series is to learn how Parkside can maintain a healthy spiritual environment, even in the midst of change and uncertainty.
Join us online this Sunday at 10:00am, for a "sacred" gathering of God's church as we worship our Lord and Savior!
As always, you can access our online service by going to our webpage, www.parksidefellowship.org. Once you are on our home page, simply scroll down to where you see "SCHEDULE". You can then click on either the "streaming on youtube" or "streaming on facebook" and you will be automatically directed to the service.
After the service, please join us at 11:00am for our "after-church" zoom gathering.
There are two ways for you to join us on zoom.
1. Set up a zoom account prior to the meeting. Open the attachment below and follow the instructions for setting up your zoom account. We have included step-by-step visuals. Please allow 10 minutes to set up your account. Once your account is set-up, simply join us by clicking on the meeting link Sunday at 11:00am. Here is the link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988116642.
2. Click on the link below, approximately 5 minutes prior to the meeting and follow the prompts in order to install the application. Here is the link for you to click on. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988116642
NOTE: This week's zoom link is different from the link you have been using. Be sure and use the above link for this week's zoom meeting.
Also, plan now to attend our next "socially-distanced" parking lot bbq. The date is July 12th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Be sure to bring yourself, a chair to sit in and something to drink. We will supply the food and fun!
Finally, as you read the weekly Parkside Prayer Letter, if you see any updates that need to be made, please email me at email@example.com. We want to be sure and stay up-to-date on those needing prayer.
Thank you for being a church that prays!
"See" you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor