Good Friday morning to you! What a beautiful day here on the Pierce patio. As my dad has so many times reminded me: "The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the bees are making honey." I'm told by the weather app on my phone that this whole weekend promises to be sunny and warm - sure signs that summer is on its way to Mansfield. Whatever other plans you have for this weekend, I hope you'll spend your Sunday evening with us at Church Requel.
I have some special plans for our worship Sunday evening! We will talk about what it means to be a productive Christ-follower. That's the way we talk as adults. For the kids (and for most of us kid-thinking adults) I thought another title might be more appropriate: "Rotten Banana Christians!" For our kids' sermon I have a pretty disgusting object lesson in mind (pictured on the right.) I'm guessing that no one will leave Church Requel without a changed perspective of "being fruitful!"
I'm also excited for our praise music Sunday night. As your pastor I know just how many of you are struggling. No one other than God Himself knows about all your trials. I take my role as your pastor seriously, praying for all of you often. I thought that Sunday night we could all use some encouraging music. So I have worked hard to come up with a worship set that will praise God and at the same time will encourage you. Plan to come early so you won't miss a minute!
Here are some other CR events or opportunities you might want to know about:
- Sneak peak at Sunday evening's sermon notes on YouVersion!
- Wednesday night, May 23rd, women's Bible study on the book of James. At Mary Kay's house 6:30pm. Only two more sessions, ladies!
- The CR Podcast from this past Monday. Listen as we talk about the Ivy League janitor, same-sex marriage and politics in the pulpit, house church, and the Mom's Day sermon from last weekend.
- The video sermon from 2 weekends ago - "Love Is More Than A Feeling." Do you remember the 6 lessons we learned from the parable of The Good Samaritan? Let's all thank Dave Johnson for his video editing work!
I love you all much! Praying for each of you! Hope to see you all Sunday at 6pm!