Weekly Update / Jan 12, 2018
When my daughter Lucy was born she wanted nothing to do with my wife and I. She cried, resisted, and scowled at pretty much everything we did. And of course, she still had plenty of wonderful baby moments, but more often than not, she rejected our affection. This continued for years. Rejecting our affection and rarely sharing any affection with us. As parents, we had our bad moments, but love carried us to her day in and day out.
Then somewhere around her seven year mark, she started smiling when our eyes met. She stopped turning her face away when we said, “I love you, Lucy.”. She stopped pulling the covers over her head whenever we went in for a kiss goodnight. So one night, after a few months of this growing affection between the three of us, I said to Tami, “Lucy is finally convinced we love her.” And that was true, and my heart in that moment exploded with joy.
So in God, we are a community of saints at various stages of being convinced of God’s love. It is my hope that both God’s unconditional love in Christ is known and proclaimed in our community; and that the joy and security of knowing God’s love leads you to the Cross. So please, Christian, press on. Faith and repentance are within you. Live alive to your Christ. Lord, increase our faith so we can show each other the love of Jesus.
- Pastor Morgan
Parents, take note!
Parents - starting this Sunday, the kids classrooms will be locked after everyone has joined their family in the sanctuary for communion and singing. The classrooms will be available for the kids to hang out in following the service provided they are supervised by a parent volunteer! There is sign up sheet to the right of the classroom door where parents can volunteer and find the key to unlock the rooms.
A few simple instructions:
No Crafts / No Kids in Nursery / Lock up please!
If you would like to donate craft supplies or other post-church activities for the kids to use (legos, games, etc) or have any other questions, please email Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS COMING SUNDAY
THE ONE MAN: A NEW WAY OF BEING HUMAN / ROMANS 5:12-21
Pastor Mark Bergin
God created humanity to flourish in his life. But from the beginning, we went looking for life on our own, life apart from our Maker. There is no such life, only death. And all who walk in that way of Adam are perishing. But God has forged a way out for us in Christ. Jesus is a new Adam, who entered into the path of the perishing and through obedience re-created the way of being human that God had always intended for us. Jesus flourished in the life of his Father. And this finished work of obedience is ours to trust, ours to learn, ours to live out. God has given us the flourishing human life of Christ. No longer seek life anywhere else.
Full liturgy can be found posted to our blog each week!
VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JAN 14
Liturgy Writer: Alec W
Greeters: Josie M & Jason
Sun Manager: Sarah W
Hospitality: Vitaliy & Veronika M, David S
Media: Tyler B
Audio: Jordan K
Band Leader: Wes O
POTP: Cori V
Announcements: Confesor M
Preacher: Mark B
Offering: Rob C & Greg J
POC and Call to Communion: Morgan G
Communion: Karsten H & David M
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Rahela T & Nya M
7-9 Team: Erin B & Aliha M
Nursery: Jamie O & Kim M
Youth Cohort: Josie M, Liann & Kyle J
Info Table: Jamie O
Prayer Team: Wes O & Heather C
Volunteering Questions? Email Erin Bourne at email@example.com