Pastor’s Preview for May 29, 2016

Hi Friends,

There is a video online that’s gone viral – maybe you’ve seen it. It’s known as the Chewbacca Mom (here’s a link). As of this morning the original, as posted by Candace Payne, has been viewed more than 148,000,000 times. The video captures Candace’s pure joy and it is that joy that is contagious. Since the video has caught fire Candace has been welcomed on Good Morning America, featured in the New York Times, and appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Her joy is simply infectious. It’s free and raw and real.

As Christians we’re told in the bible that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). But too often we walk around with too little joy. Our work demands press forward. Our schedules need to be kept. Joy takes a back seat. This week as we kick off our summer with the holiday weekend, I hope you’ll experience joy. Laugh along with Candace – maybe even pick up a Chewbacca mask of your own.

Last Sunday Pastor Morris preached the good news that the Holy Spirit guides us as we follow after the Lord. If you happened to miss it I encourage you watch or listen to it via our website –

This Sunday morning we are happy to welcome back Pastor Ruth Romeyn who will be preaching from Hebrews 12:1-11 and her message is entitled “Scorning the Shame.” As for the evening service, I’ll be preaching on Acts 8:26-28 as we look at the beauty found in the sacrament of baptism.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday and I hope you have great joy this weekend.


Grace and Peace,

Pastor Nate


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