We take Sunday morning for granted. We walk in and out and frequently do not even see all the great hands at work in our house. Where would we be without these people?
Where would we be without at nursery? Families with small children rely on this Grand Canyon of commitments during worship hours, and it will always remain a critical ministry point of service. To all our nursery servants, Thank You!
Where would we be without our greeters? This is a large rotation, but when greeters are absent we feel it. For the people who walk through our doors, our greeters are the first Hello of the morning. To all of our greeters, Thank You!
Where would we be without our musicians and vocalists? Obviously, churches have long worshiped without instruments, but we enjoy ours. The diversity in the house is very interesting, don't you think? And how can we thank our vocalists, both choir and soloists and backup singers? All of you add unforgettable moments to the gatherings. Thank You!
Where would be without our hospitality hands? There are people who arrive long before the crowds to set up Sunday coffee/breakfast and Wednesday meals. These fine friends allow all of us to enjoy a meal together. They quietly set up and clean up, and we would be far from our regular fellowship without them. To all of our hospitality people, Thank You!
Where would we be without our teachers and chaperones? our Sunday School and small group teachers are irreplaceable, of course, and they so often serve as the backbone of our congregation. Week in and out they prepare lessons and keep up with people. We also have the benefit of adults who serve in youth and children's ministry-a wide brand of servants who influence widely. To all of our teachers, Thank You!
In honor of Fathers Day, we will show the movie The Resolution on Friday, June 15 at 7 PM.
On Fathers Day, June 17, we will follow a scene from the movie and call on fathers to take up the resolutionbasically a promise to raise and influence our children for Christ. It should be a memorable morning for all of us.
We are a church greatly blessed by conscientious parents, so this is not a new step for us. But there is a place for drawing a line in the sand and making our intentions of parenting known. We hope to see everyone on Fathers Day.
Conflict. It is the word we least like and the word that best describes our attempts to live this faith in real time in a real world.
The sermons over the next few months will explore the obvious and not-so-obvious conflicts we face in our time as we seek to follow Christ wholly.
On the first Sunday of August we embark on a years study of Scripture. We are encouraging everyone to take up the challenge to read through the Bible in a year. The newsletter and weekly bulletins will post the readings.
The sermon Scripture passages and Wednesday eve studies will also follow the order of our readings. We hope youll join us.
Our Fall Revival is October 14-17 with Chris Platte (Crestwood Baptist Church). The week before the revival is fall break for the public school and a great time to do some service work in CHICAGO!
Well leave on Sunday the 7th and return Wednesday the 10th. Please consider this opportunity, especially if youve never been on a mission trip or to Chicago. Well work to make it very affordable. Well also make time for families to see the museum campus and Michigan Avenue and the like.