There are a couple of things I want to share with you this week that I am really excited about.
Vacation Bible School
What a great week this is. The church building is packed each night with kids and their families attending our Hometown Nazareth VBS. Please keep the rest of this week in your prayers. On Sunday, we will have the opportunity to celebrate God’s blessings from the past week. In my Sunday morning message I plan to share what I learned during my time at VBS.
Once again we will have ONE worship on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, September 4. We will split the time difference between the 8:30am and 10am worship services and worship at 9:15am. This is an exciting worship when we will worship as ONE church on a Sunday morning. It has been a highlight for me every year we have done this. Please note there will be no Sunday School on that morning.
Also, this year we are adding something additional. After worship is over we will have a church wide picnic. It is a great opportunity to come together. There will be food and games. It is a time to relax, to be together, and to celebrate being the family of God.
Fall Message Series
I want to thank everyone for their input and feedback for the upcoming Fall message series. I received a good number of submissions and have prayerfully considered what I heard from you and what I have been hearing from the Lord.
I am excited to share with you today that our Fall message series (starting with the ONE worship service on September 4) will be focused on the life of King David. David is the second most written about person in the Bible behind Jesus. When Jesus walked on this earth the Messianic expectation was that the kingdom of David would be restored. David is described in two separate places in the Bible as “a man after God’s own heart.” David was a shepherd, warrior, king, musician, husband, father, and more. I believe we have much we can learn from David.
David was a great man of God, but he was not without his shortcomings. We can learn from his successes and from his failures. It is my prayer that this will be a learning experience and faith growing experience for our church that will extend well beyond Sunday morning.
One of the things I want to do is to encourage you to read along as we go through the story of David. At the beginning of the message series there will be a reading schedule posted online and in the Sunday bulletin for you to follow along. It would be my desire to see the Scripture come alive for you during this time.
Have a great week!