I am really looking forward to our numerous sermon series this summer. The June series focuses on God being with you “Everywhere you Go!” After all, summer is a time for travel, vacations, and exploring God’s world. So, it should be a great comfort to remember that God goes with you! Of course, our God is also everywhere even when we are not there to witness his presence. God is present, at work, in every nation, in every setting, among every outcast, working until every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!
In the heat of July, we will reflect on “What You Can Do” as we examine practical actions we can take in our faith journey. Of course, we know that we can visit, care, serve, and pray for one another. However, July’s theme will examine some more practical advice on what we can specifically do for each of these endeavors. Also, on July 14th Jason Weirich will lead the worship and bring the message to both services so that he may showcase some of what he can do for ministry. Then, immediately following both services the Rev. Dr. Ed Zeiders will call to order a brief church conference so that we may vote on Jason’s gifts for ministry. Please make every effort to attend.
Our August sermon series “Prepared for What?” will help explore how prepared we really are for the church’s mission and ministry in our modern context. We will consider the divisiveness of the text, how to expect the unexpected, and what fears (if any) are worthwhile. After all, our preparation can only ever be as good as our anticipation of what will come, (which God alone fully knows) and our ability to execute. Yes, we can do all things, but only through God who strengthens us. So, until next time, may God bless and keep you my friend! Shalom.