NEWS & NOTES
If you lead a Community Group or are a member of the church diaconate, we’ll be meeting on Saturday, June 8, 9am to noon, for a day of leader training. Come drink coffee, eat doughnuts, and grow in alignment with the other leaders throughout the church.
Interested in donating meals to families with a newborn? The latest meal train links will be posted below if you want to participate!
THIS COMING SUNDAY
YOU CALL THAT A FAST
Pastor Mark Bergin
Throughout the scriptures the practice of fasting is commended to God’s people. Why? What is the purpose of abstaining from food or drink or some other good thing? Often, we think of fasting as a discipline for the mature, some mysterious conjuring of divine presence for those who are deeply spiritual. But, in truth, fasting is not a tool for increasing divine presence, but rather one for revealing His presence with us all the while. It is not reserved for those who want more of God, but instead offered to anyone who would discover that all of God is all of ours. He has poured out his Spirit on all flesh. He has lavished us with himself. Fasting is the removal of lesser comforts so that we might discover the ever-present eternal Comforter.