Disciples making disciples
Another Sunday of “Stay at Home” for all of us, hard to believe how long it’s been going on... and how we’re getting familiar with it. As we’ve talked back and forth, taken phone calls, texted, e-mailed, and even had the surprise of running into each other somewhere this past few weeks, the sentiment is loud and clear: We sure miss seeing each other! How we’ve taken for granted coming together in every setting without a second thought... now it’s precious. This, too, will pass.
While we wait, pray this blessing over one another as Paul wrote to his beloved friends in Thessalonica:
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the
Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish
your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
The Communion Project
For the past several weeks, we’ve included a time to take communion together at the end of each of the Sunday morning LiveStreams on Facebook. We’ve been encouraging you to prepare communion in advance so we’re taking it together; as much as is possible. This past week, we were sent a picture of one of our families had prepared communion setup. It was elegant and simple; just perfect. That got us to thinking how great it would be if we could get a bunch of pictures like that to share around! So, if you’d be willing, would you snap a photo of your communion and send it to the church e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Dean’s phone (503/812-2991) and we’ll get them posted next weekend!
Praise & Worship Music at 9:40am
The Turpens have graciously offered to lead Praise & Worship on a LiveStream from their home again tomorrow! How grateful we are (make sure you let ‘em know!) Hit this link (FCC Facebook LiveStream) a few minutes early to get to the FCC Facebook page!
Message & Communion at 10:00am
We’ve been asked many times lately about whether our current world situation has any connection with the Last Days often discussed in the Bible. As things have been for most of our lives, the question of Last Days can seem rather abstract, but it comes right to the front when we experience life-changing disruptions and see unprecedented events taking place on a global scale. Get your Bible out and tune in for the next few Sundays; let’s see what we can see.
Dean & the Staff
Working through the process of being the man Jesus intentioned for me... while we work through the process of becoming the church Jesus intentioned for us to be