Hi Everyone! Pastor Mark here from a beautiful, southern Ohio vacation with family. Mary Kay and I had a wonderful time visiting my brother, Todd, and his wife Amy last week.
Todd and I went for several long bike rides together. They have some of the best trails that I've ever seen. We rode the Little Miami Trail, which I believe is the longest trail in Ohio at over 70 miles long! I recorded a one-minute movie as I was biking along, if you want to see it.
Summer Single. This week we're back and excited to share with you again Sunday evening at Church Requel. Our summer single idea will be this: "It's easy to sell myself short!" Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. Sometimes we sell for even less! We'll consider 4 ways we sell ourselves short. I enjoyed writing this talk. You won't want to miss it. If you'd like a head start, check out the YouVersion sermon notes.
Podcast Special Guests. Speaking of Selling Short, we continue this theme on Monday with the Church Requel podcast. We invited fellow parishioners Diana Devolder and Lisa Hatfield to talk about times in their lives when they have sold themselves short. We also have invited my daughter, Jillian Vincent, to talk about selling short from a counseling viewpoint. And you'll hear me also talk a little bit more about my experiences selling short.
Special Video Prayer for Dick. I also had the great privilege of sharing some special time with Dick Jourdan this morning. As many of you know, Dick is going into the hospital Monday morning for triple bypass surgery. We've recorded a special prayer from Dick, which we will share Sunday evening. Also we plan to gather around Dick, as his church family, and pray for God's healing in his life.
Church Requel Party Next Saturday! It's been almost a month since Jack and Sheri were married. They've invited all of us to their place on Flowers Road for a big party next Saturday, June 30th, from 1:30pm until 4:30pm. They are providing all the food and all the fixens! All we have to do is come and bring our appetites with us. Mary Kay and I are going to be there. I hope everyone else has it marked on their calendars too!
Baptisms on July 1st. The next day, on Sunday July 1st, we will have a baptism Sunday at Church Requel. We have three baptisms confirmed at this point: Diana Devolder, Mike and Lisa Gilbert. In fact, each of them have recorded their own video story that they plan to share with you before their baptisms next weekend. They will be inviting family and friends to come and see. I hope our church family comes out in a big way to show our support and acceptance of Diana, Mike and Lisa into our Church Requel family.
Do you want to be baptized? If you or a member of your family want to be baptized, it's still not to late to be included. Email me - Mark.Pierce AT ChurchRequel DOT org - and I'll make a special appointment to go over the important details with you this week. You may just want to talk to me about it. That's fine too. People often have lots of questions.
That will wrap up our weekly What's Happening This Weekend post. I hope you all have a great weekend and that you'll join your CR family Sunday evening at 6pm. See you then! Pastor Mark