Pastor’s Garage October 4th, 2017

Hey everyone,

This week we are going to take a break from our series on prayer. We’ll finish up that series next week. The reason is we wanted to have a Thanksgiving themed message and this year we’ll be having communion and my sermon will focus on being thankful for the work done on the cross. I’ll be sharing from the story in Genesis 22:1-14 which covers the time Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac. It is a many layered story that only shows its richness when it is looked at in relation to the entire narrative of scripture. Feel free to read it before Sunday.

Also wanted to make you aware that we will move this month’s Pot-Luck Sunday to the 22nd of October. We felt it was a good idea to move the Pot-Luck to that day as part of my ordination service. I’m really excited to share this with you and so please make that Sunday a priority as I would be honored to have you all there for it. My being ordained is not just about me, I feel as though it is an honoring of this church and our people and the impact that we have made and are going to make in this community. Come and join with us.

Men’s prayer will be tomorrow morning at 6 am here at the church. For those who can we’ll have breakfast after.

I had a thought the other day about baby dedications. I want to make sure that the door is open for people to request or have dedications. Liz and I have had each one of our children dedicated and have felt as though each one was significant. It’s more about the parents determining to be intentional about loving and raising the child in a God honoring way than anything else, but there is definitely something spiritually significant to it for the kids. If you would like to discuss this with me, let me know.

That’s all the big news for this week. Please be in prayer for our service this Sunday, for myself and for the worship team led by Lisa Osiowy. We need you prayers!

God bless and have a great weekend.

Pastor Dave