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Social Media Platforms are puzzling at times… and therefore, unreliable.
A year or so ago, Facebook removed our access to our page for a few days. The platform never explained why.
Last night, Instagram locked us out of our Instagram page for at least the next 24 hours.
They said they wanted us to verify our account. Experience indicates they may take a while to get back to us.
Because things like this are outside of our control and because we communicate with our church body online, be certain that you have signed up to receive alerts here at the pastor’s blog. It’s very unlikely we’ll ever lose access here.
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Don’t forget that this week (9/26/21) we’ll have only ONE Worship Service – a 10:45 AM service.
We hope you’ll join us at 10:45 AM.
(Remember – the 8 AM service will join us at 10:45 AM)
So if you’ve been paying attention, you know that the small group that meets in the sanctuary on Sunday nights is following an odd schedule.
Looking ahead, these are the days that it appears we’ll be meeting at 5:30 p.m. but keep an eye on this website just the same.
- 12/19 (Maybe)
You will want to try to avoid reading ahead. This is a common mistake that small group members make and the outcome, generally, is that when the chapter of the week comes up, they don’t reread it and then feel lost in the discussion. Just be patient.
Read the appropriate chapter for the appropriate day.
I really loved meeting with you last night. I felt it was a great group.
If you want to join the group, click here and register.
This Sunday, we’re starting a small group for adults that will coincide with the Youth and Children’s Meetings. You’re welcome to join us in the sanctuary at 5:30 on the days we are meeting.
Subscribe to this blog so you will be alerted as to the schedule each week.
If you choose to participate, you will get a free copy (limited supply) of the book Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, by Dane Ortlund.
Ortlund begins with these words:
“This book is written for the discouraged, the frustrated, the weary, the disenchanted, the cynical, the empty. Those running on fumes. Those whose Christian lives feel like constantly running up a descending escalator. Those of us who find ourselves thinking: ‘How could I mess up that bad—again?’ It is for that increasing suspicion that God’s patience with us is wearing thin. For those of us who know God loves us but suspect we have deeply disappointed him. We have told others of the love of Christ yet wonder if—as for us—he harbors mild resentment. Who wonder if we have shipwrecked our lives beyond what can be repaired. Who are convinced we’ve permanently diminished our usefulness to the Lord. Who have been swept off our feet by perplexing pain and are wondering how we can keep living under such numbing darkness.”Dane Ortlund in Gentle and Lowly, p. 13
Our time together on Sundays will be run like a small group rather than an evening service. We won’t feel like we need to squeeze 60 minutes out of the material or feel we must limit our time.
This Sunday (9/19/21) at 5:30 PM we will distribute the books and look over the introduction.
I hope you’ll join us.
To register, and get your free copy of the book this Sunday evening, sign up on the bulletin board near the elevator or complete this form.Continue reading