Have you ever "almost" succeeded? In your Christian faith, have you stumbled when you were so close to finishing? You're in good company! One of the first disciples, Peter, got out of the safe boat, stepped out onto the stormy sea AND WALKED ON THE WATER! I think I'm pretty safe in saying that he's the only one who accomplished this feat, other than Jesus himself.
Hi everyone! Pastor Mark here with your weekly "What's happening" Church Requel blog post on this Friday morning. Mary Kay and I are enjoying a week away from the church with our good friends, Roc and Kim Marietta. Just because I am gone this week does not mean you will want to miss Sunday night at CR. I have asked Pastor Aaron Rose from Pavilion Community Church to preach for me Sunday evening. He will be teaching about Peter's "Almost" making it to Jesus by walking on the water. I've seen Aaron's sermon and trust me when I tell you, it's going to be a good one! You will be encouraged to not give up, to keep on keeping on with your faith!
In addition to listening to my friend Aaron preach, you'll also enjoy following the worship leadership of our own Dave Johnson and his friend Monica Clevenger. Monica is a recent graduate of Madison High School and is heading for Malone College. She has agreed to partner with Dave for us Sunday night. You'll LOVE listening to her sing "Revelation Song."
I also have a little surprise for you. Even though I won't be with you Sunday night, I've left a little video surprise of my own. I wanted to support Pastor Aaron and give you some love at the same time, so I've created the sermon intro video for you! Hope you like it!
Children's Reader's Theater Next Sunday! We have seven children who have been practicing their David and Goliath verses from 1 Samuel 17. You won't want to miss them. Parents, remember to bring Kailey, Paityn, Grayden, Sicily, Anna, Dylan, and Drew to CR by 5:20pm next weekend so we have time to practice with them. Also remember to invite family and friends and bring your camera. We also will be video recording the Children's Readers Theater, and if everything goes well, we'll provide an instant replay during the following weekend's Labor Day CR service!
Schedule September 22nd for CR Picnic! I know it's still a month away but get this event on your calendar now so you don't miss it. We all had so much fun at our last picnic. Bryan will be bringing his monster grill. I'll be bringing some more games. More details coming, but circle the date and remember the place: Pleasant Hill Lake Park. Admission will be FREE!
That will wrap up this week's update. Thank you for your ongoing prayer and support. Mary Kay and I look forward to being back with you next weekend. With affection, Pastor Mark