From Pastor Tim

Pastor Tim_PhotoThe day began with me forgetting my cell phone at home. So far I’ve discovered that I’m not lost without it and that people can still get a hold of me. Believe it or not, life can be okay without technology.

St. Paul seemed to manage without it as he composed his letter to the Christian community in Thessalonica. This coming Sunday we’ll be looking at the very end of that letter and Paul’s advice for living as a Christian community (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28).

I’ve been watching the Garage Sale take shape in our parking lot. Six tents this year. In spite of a heavy downpour volunteers continue to sort through donations and prepare them for sale from Thursday-Saturday. Remember: all proceeds go to support our six primary missions.

On Sunday we were invited to daily look at our brokenness and even see our own brokenness as we look at the brokenness of others. It’s hard to judge others when we recognize the log in our own eye (Matthew 7). Recognizing, acknowledging/confessing and repenting of our sin is the second step in our salvation. While we were yet sinners God took the first step!

I’m hoping to develop a couple of new opportunities this fall called “Living the Faith” and “Learning the Faith.”

Living the Faith is intended to be a practical support for people seeking to develop our annual area of emphasis. This year our focus is on sharing the good news of Christ and his kingdom in ways that address the real needs of people. This will be a very practical weekly gathering.

Learning the Faith will offer opportunities to explore various aspects of our Christian faith.

Living the Faith will happen Wednesdays starting September 11 from 7-8 pm and Learning the Faith will occur on Thursdays starting September 12 from 7-8 pm. Both will be held at our church facility.

Have a great week serving your Lord wherever you may travel!