Greetings, Church Family and Friends! As we begin to feel a little bit of fall in the air, take a moment to thank the God who gives all good gifts.
"We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, the breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love."
-- M. Claudius, 1782; tr. Jane Montgomvery-Campbell, 1861
DIRECTORY PICTURES: It has been a number of years since we have had a pictorial directory. Because of digital capabilities, a lot of the fuss has been taken out of the process. We will be able to do the directories largely in house. Lindsay Jestes will be with us on Sunday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 1, non - 2 pm, to take family and individual photos for the directory. She will share the digital photos with us for the directory, and you may also have the file of your pictures to print them off if you like. We will have sign-ups for general times for pictures.
NEW MINISTRY TEAMS BEING FORMED
Last week, I shared my desire to form three new teams this fall to help move our congregation to greater health, growth and biblical fidelity. They are:
Thanks to all those who have responded so far. We have six ladies who have indicated interest in the Care Team, one lady for the prayer team, and one man and one lady for the Share Team. That is a good start! Keep praying about how the Lord might have you serve.
DISASTER RELIEF OPPORTUNITIES
THE LORD'S DAY (9/10):
Bible Quiz Practice, 4 pm - We have a team again this year! Pray for our quizzers as they prepare for their first quiz day in October.
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio Acts 1:1-8 "The Promise of the Holy Spirit"
Other previous messages are archived here . Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSE: Our Fighter Verse this week is Matthew 5:7-10
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience. You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS: I shared the Bible Project Overview videos last week in my e-mail. Here they are again for your convenience. Each of the videos are about 8 minutes long.
Acts Part One
Acts, Part Two
See you in church!
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon