Good morning –
Oh my God - these sunny, sunny days! (I’m nervous about saying anything, don’t want to jinx us.) Thank you God!
It is true, every Sunday morning of worship is a time for healing, forgiving, praising, singing, learning, and growing as the people of God. No, we don’t do “Lights! Camera! Action!” around here. Our worship is not flashy. (Although we do project words onto a screen!) Let’s just say – at the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood we come to worship as we are, we come in love and humility, we come to be filled with life.
Heather sent me a quote this morning that I really like, from long time spiritual leader and teacher, A.W. Tozer: “Modern religions focus on filling churches with people. The true gospel emphasizes filling people with God.”
See you Sunday morning – 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Place. Come with an open heart and a humble spirit – ready to be filled with God.
Grace and peace to all,
AND PLEASE – do stay after worship to hear what the Strategic Planning team is thinking and discussing. Your presence is important to us. We are keen to keep you up to date. We long for your input and voice. Please join us. I look forward to that time together.
What a lovely day it is!
A heads up. Immediately following worship this coming Sunday, the Strategic Planning team and I will present an update on our work and the ideas we are considering regarding the church facility.
It is well established the caring for the church facility is a costly and time consuming job. With the congregation shrinking number of members and a subsequent decline in giving, we need to think prayerfully and creatively about what to do with the facility.
I very much hope that you will be able to attend the worship service and the congregational conversation that a will follow.
Grace and peace,
Good morning brothers and sisters – people of the Way (as the earliest Christians were called),
What a week! The heights and depths of human nature were on full display:
See you in church!
Grace and peace to all – and please take care of yourself on these hot, muggy days.
After the Sunday worship service concludes, you will be invited to join me and other adults to explore further the meaning of the morning’s scripture readings.
Real quick. If you or someone you know might have two hours a week to make a big difference – check this out:
If you can help out in either of these situations – or know someone who can – let me know (421-298-3140 or email@example.com)
Thanks – and God bless.
“May God fill your day with joy and happiness.”
A quick note: The Strategic Planning team must postpone our congregational conversation after worship tomorrow morning. We will in the near future.
However – there will be adult Sunday School in the lounge for all who are interested.
Grace and peace to all,
Good morning everyone,
I am not the only one who is especially grateful for the ministry of community service freely offered by all who put together out Summer Community Dinners. Jim Segedy, Tyler McGuigan, John Foster, Judy Mysels – and so many more – thank you.
A Christian mystic named Meister Eckhart wrote, “If the only prayer you ever say your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” This Sunday we will hear the wonderful stories of two women, two families, who have every reason to live a life of thanksgiving after being gently touched just once by Jesus. Great stories they are! Come Sunday, 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Place, to hear the stories and give thanks to God. See you soon.
A REMINDER: immediately following worship the Strategic Planning team will give an update on its work – and seek feedback from you. Please plan to stay with us a little big longer this Sunday.
E-mail announcements and updates will be posted here in place of the devotions and messages from the pastor during our transition and search process.