Pastor’s Note 6/20/21

This Sunday marks the first day of summer and with that comes a season of change. With COVID restriction being lifted it means that many of us will be taking vacations and changing our routines, but even with all the different directions we may be going, it will be good for us to stay connected as a church family.

This summer I want to encourage you to join me as we pray together as a church family.

For the next 12 weeks of summer, I want to invite you to pray three times per day:

  • In the morning when you awake, a Prayer of Relinquishment.
  • At mid-day (at 12:12pm, so we can remember, The Lord’s Prayer.
  • In the evening, an adapted Prayer for Unity that Jesus prayed in John 17.


You can receive a copy of these prayers at church or they will be posted on our social media pages and on our website. Each of these prayers are a jumping off point for other prayers. It is my hope that we would be praying that God would be moving in our lives and in the lives of people that we know.

So grab a prayer sheet (or two) and place it where you will be reminded to pray.

The when or where of your praying isn’t important, the important thing is to pray! I hope that you will join me in praying these prayers this summer and let’s see what God has in store for us and for our church.

God bless and I am looking forward to praying with you this summer.

Pastor’s Note 6/24/21

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of
mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree
planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in
the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to
destruction. Psalm 1:1-6
Last Sunday we started a new sermon series entitled, “God’s Greatest Hits” as we take a deep dive into the Psalms, the spiritual
songs, poems, and sayings of the Hebrew people. It has sometimes been called “God’s Hymn Book” and down through the
ages, in both Jewish synagogues and Christian churches, the words from the Psalms have been used as aids to worship God.
The great thing about the Psalms is that they provided words that allow us to praise God, to adore God, to give thanks to God, to complain to God, and to lament to God. So whether we are ready to praise God because of His creation or ready to complain to Him because of our circumstances, the Psalms give us words (and permission) to do so.
I will admit though, reading the Psalms can be difficult. It takes time and effort (at least for me it takes time and effort) to study the Psalms and glean insights from them. Sometimes the words can be difficult to understand, especially without the context from which they were written. So let me invite you join us as we work our way through the “hits” from God’s songbook.
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