Greetings, everyone, in the matchless name of Christ!
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED US MOVE!
It was wonderful to wake up this morning for the very first time at 1003 Sycamore Drive, Maysville, Missouri. It has long been our desire and goal to reside among the flock that we serve, and now that prayer has been answered. I want to thank all those who served in so many ways, large and small, as instruments in the hands of the Redeemer to bring this goal to fruition. To try to name everyone who helped would be unwise in this space, but let me just say the final count was at least 27 individuals who helped in some way. People gave of their time and energy, muscle and sweat, food and water, money and organizational skills, and a whole lot more to make this move a success. We started loading at 11 am, and by 7:30 pm or so the final items were delivered. Many who were unable to help with the actual move have faithfully prayed for us and supported us over the last four years as we have served together. You have borne with us as we lived out of town and commuted in, knowing it was always our desire to live here. You have loved us, cared for us, laughed and cried with us, and otherwise been a blessing to us. And for that we are truly grateful.
(By the way, we still have a couch and love seat that need to be fetched from a house on the outskirts of Cameron, and we are hoping to make that happen this week some time. We'll put out the call for assistance as soon as we know the day and time).
TOMORROW IS THE LORD'S DAY
We will assemble for Lord's Day worship tomorrow at 10:40 am, Lord willing. The following Scriptures will frame our corporate worship experience. Click anywhere on the link to view a printable version of these passages:
Call to worship: Isaiah 44:6-8
Fighter Verses: Psalm 34:9-11
Old Testament: Psalm 86:11-17
New Testament: Romans 8;12-25
Assurance of Pardon: 1 John 2:1-2
Sermon: Acts 2:42-47
Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
You may notice that we are "doubling back" on Acts 2:42-47 for the sermon this week, and we are. We had limited time to adequately deal with these verses, so we are going to be looking at "A Vibrant and Healthy Church" tomorrow with these verses. My hope is to preach a short series over the next few weeks on church health focusing on the often misunderstood subject of church discipline. This message will provide a great place for us to launch into that series.
MHS GRADUATE RECOGNITION
At the conclusion of the service, we will recognize Emily Poston as our high school graduate this year and hear her plans for the future. Emily is the daughter of Larry and Janna Poston and granddaughter to Jeannette Hudson. Congratulations to Emily and all the MHS graduates as they finally were able to have commencement exercises on Friday evening!
That is all for now. See you in church!
Grace and peace,
P. S. We are looking forward to having and "open house" in the not-too-distant future as we get our home prepared for guests. We will keep you posted on those plans and look forward to you joining us!