In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "Rest and Renewal"
In the gospel reading from Sunday's lectionary, Jesus invites the disciples to "come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." Rest is such an important part of our spiritual lives, and it's what "honoring the Sabbath" truly means.
Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM, as we explore what it means to "find rest in God." Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler.
The Sunday morning service will be recorded and posted later in the day to our church's website and YouTube channel.
Last Week's Service
One of the "Fruits of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22-23) is JOY. We sometimes think that experiencing joy is an outside/in process, but as the Pixar movie, Inside Out, demonstrates, it's just the opposite. In John 15:11, Jesus says, "I have told you all of these things so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." Click on the video above to inJOY last Sunday's service, when we learned the "5-3-1" method for re-training our brains to choose joy. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Pamela Chappell, who'll performed the title track from her CD, "Joy in My Heart."
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share Pastor Sal's homily.
Quiet Contemplation Services Restarted on Thursdays at 5:30
Quiet Contemplation Services have restarted and will be held each week on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This is a time each week to "Be Still and Know," practice contemplative prayer, or simply sit in the quiet of our church for an hour to still the mind in community. Deep thanks to church members Paul Burdick and Dan Mack for guiding this weekly service.
Spring Street Makeover: Kudos to Bob & Louise Kenny
If you visit the Spring Street house on campus, you'll notice it has had a loving makeover. Kudos to members Louise and Bob Kenny, who power-washed the siding, bleached and painted the deck and door roof shingles and flashing at the entryway of the house.
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