I’m excited for a new preaching series we begin this month. It’s called What the Bible Says and is as basic as that! I’ve been struck recently that there are a variety of topics we are all interested in or face in our daily lives which scripture addresses; we just don’t realize what God’s Word has to say on the matter. That’s what we’ll be addressing during worship in August. This will be a two-part series, one we will likely return to later this fall. You may even have some ideas of your own and ask what scripture says on particular subjects. There will be a box in the bulletin on Sundays where you may add your questions, if you wish.
Mark and I attended two days of General Assembly in June, when Presbyterians from all over converged on Portland for a week of discussion on various issues. We observed a couple committees hard at work and spoke to a few in attendance. I had the chance to meet a fellow Presbyterian I had looked up to for many years and listen to and read her work, which has to do with connecting scripture to our daily lives and to the events going on in our world. This is so important. Our worship of God and our relationship with Him aren’t meant to be compartmentalized to Sunday mornings or to our time together as a church. As Paul put it, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). As we rejoice and pray and give thanks, we seek God’s guidance on even our daily decisions. This is the connection we hope to help you make, especially when it comes to the topics we’ll address.
So see our worship schedule for August and join us! There is much ahead of us as a church and as God’s people. May we do our best to follow Him!