I trust you had a great Labor Day weekend. On a weekend when we looked at the importance of Sabbath Rest in our worship it was a fantastic time to enjoy the grill one more time.
This coming Sunday we will launch into a new series of messages called 2016 Living based on the book of 1 Peter. Together we’ll spend the next several weeks walking through this letter penned by Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples. This letter was originally written to a group of people wondering how they should live in the 1st century church. Each week we’ll look to answer a similar question – How should we live here and now? Throughout the series we’ll discover the grace filled ways God challenges to live holy lives set apart for Him. This Sunday we’ll begin with 1 Peter 1:1-12 – give it a read if you have an opportunity. Also, if you’d like to get a head start, I encourage you to read through the entire letter – 5 short chapters.
Beyond the start of our new series, this Sunday also marks the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. This date holds a lot of emotion for many and so let’s commit to lift them up in prayer this week.
Finally be on the look-out for a variety of ways you can serve this fall. We have several key volunteer roles that we still need to fill. If you’re interested in serving as a Boys’ Club or Baker leader, or if you’d like to help with a children’s ministry or help lead a small group please email the church office – email@example.com, visit the Ministry Center, or let a staff member know.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Grace and Peace,