First of all, I want to thank all of you for your prayers, phone calls, text messages and cards over the last 10 days, as I recovered from hip replacement surgery. I would say that I am now entering the rehab phase and would ask for your continued prayers. Please pray for me, that I would listen and follow the prescribed rehab plan, and patience for Rose as she protects me from myself. Believe it or not, but I can be an ornery patient sometimes! :)
Did you know that the God who created us and saved us by his grace knows us better than we know ourselves and desires for us what is much, much better than anything we would have desired for ourselves. The kind of life God calls us to is a beautiful expression of everything humanity was intended to be. God's desire for our lives is that they be an outward expression of our inward commitment to God and bring glory to his name.
This Sunday, at 9:30am, we will look at the doctrine of sanctification, which is the process God uses to make us what he has declared us to be...righteous. Join us on Sunday at 9:30am as we look at life as God intended and to be reminded that sanctification is not meant to be a joy-killing burden to bear, but a welcome to a life where we surrender to the plan, purposes and call of God on our lives. Remember what the Apostle Paul wrote to the early believers in Philippi:
"And I am certain that God, who began the good word within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." Philippians 1:6
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am for the good news of the gospel story.
As we gather for our in-person service, Parkside church staff and leadership will be wearing masks and we are asking everyone to do the same.
I want to invite you to stick around after our service, as we offer two opportunities for you to connect in community:
Our annual church meeting will take place on Saturday, February 26th at 2:00pm in the Fireside room. At this meeting, our church council will share ministry highlights from last year, along with some goals for this year. We will also be voting on our 2022 budget and the nominees for church council. This year's Parkside Church Council Nominees are Mark Hester and Shirley Anderson. Please circle Saturday, February 26th on your calendars and plan to attend.
Finally, attached is this week's prayer list. Thanks for being a church committed to praying for one another.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor