Welcome! Family & Friends Day

Welcome! Family & Friends Day

Welcome!

We are so glad you are with us today as we come together to continue our worship of the Lord together!  I say continue because we know that this connection with God is about more than what happens here.  God wants a relationship with his people and so every day is an opportunity to thank Him for what He has done, talk to Him about what we are facing and what we need, and walking by faith… trusting that he will do all that he has promised!

However, today is special!  Not just because you are here, but because we get to come together with other Christians to lift up our voices together, encourage and support one another, strengthen the relationships of this spiritual family that we are a part of, and most importantly, remember Jesus’ death and resurrection.  His sacrifice not only showed God’s great love for us, but also secured the way for our sins to be forgiven.  It is something that should cause everyone to rejoice because of the freedom that we can have through Him!

This morning:

Bible class begins at 9:00 am

  • The adults are together in the main auditorium.
  • The kids and teens are downstairs and there will be people looking to show you the way. If you are in Middle school or High school, your class is at the end of the hall downstairs.
  • Also, 0-2 years are welcome to stay with their parents or come to the nursery. In the nursery, the kids have a short time of singing and fun object based learning before they get busy playing.

Shortly thereafter, the main Church service begins at 10:00 am.

  • During this time the nursery is still staffed for little ones to come play.
  • After a few songs and communion, ages 2-5 will be dismissed if they would like to head to Children’s Worship. An usher will be happy to show you the way but it is downstairs and to the right, in a room past the kitchen where volunteers from different families take turns each week presenting an age appropriate lesson, singing fun songs, and often make a craft and even have a puppet show.  My kids have loved it over the years and I think yours will too.  Of course they are welcome to stay with you, but I just wanted you to know that it’s available.

Once again, I am glad you are here!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  And if you have some comments, please write them on the card found in the back of the seat in front of you in the auditorium.  You can drop it in the collection basket as it comes around or just leave it in the seat. I hope you will take some time today to think about what it means to be here as you dwell on these verses:

Psalm 100:4-5 (English Standard Version)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!  5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Striving alongside you for the prize,
Jay

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