Love From Your Pastor

He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. (John 1:39 ESV)

This Sunday we will begin a new four-part sermon series: “4 Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple-Makers”. The first message will be on Chair 1 – “Come and See”. We will take a close look at an encounter between Jesus and some early disciples in John 1:35-42. The disciple-making journey begins with those who are spiritually lost. Jesus came “to seek and save the lost.” Please prayerfully read that passage and join us Sunday at 10:30!

After the worship service Sunday, we will head down to the Pioneer Park for our annual all-church picnic! Please plan to come enjoy a time of fellowship, good food, enjoying the beauty of the park, playing games, and… Lord willing, horse rides for the kids (and young at hearts)! Please bring a main dish and a side, salad, or dessert to share. You will need to bring drinks, plates, etc. for you and your family. Also bring along any lawn games, sports equipment, horse shoes, etc. And, did I mention, Ivan plans to bring a few horses for riding?

This evening is the last opportunity of this week to join in the 4 Days of Prayer. We will be praying together from 5-9pm tonight. Thank you to everyone who has joined in our prayer times so far!

Also, thank you to all the VBS decorating helpers! Thank you for all the supplies you all have donated. And thank you to those who plan to give of your time serving with the kids next week! Please be in prayer for VBS, which starts this coming Monday. It will take place from 6 to 8:20pm each night next week. And be inviting any kids you know to come join in the fun!

Men – this Saturday morning the men’s Bible study group will be beginning a new series with teaching from Sinclair Ferguson on the basics of the Christian life. Prayer time is at 7am, followed by the study and discussion starting at 7:45. Ferguson is a great communicator of God’s truth, I know you’ll be blessed by the teaching. Plan to attend!

Also, men, Men’s Roundup is around the corner – September 6-8! Registration is $129 for all 4 sessions and all meals, until August 6th. After that, the price goes up to $149. This is an amazing event every year. We will have a group of guys camping together – some in trailers, some in tents. There is great food, inspiring music, powerful teaching of God’s Word, and fun free time. I strongly encourage all men to experience Men’s Roundup! If the cost is an issue, let me know – we have people willing to help with that.  You can register online here: ROUNDUP

Families, don’t forget the outdoor movie night at the church tomorrow night (Friday) at 8:30pm! Invite another family and join us for a good family movie, popcorn, etc.!

Lastly, most of you have heard about Lisl’s mission trip, traveling from Turkey to Mongolia. It’s not too late to help with the finances for that. You can bring your gift to the church Sunday and designate that it is for Lisl.

Love From Your Pastor,