May 20, 2019

Dear FPC—

              What a joy it was to be led in worship by our young people on Sunday!  They are not the future of the church—they ARE the church, right now!  The Festival of Prayer on Saturday was also a remarkable time of encounter with God.  It was great that so many of you participated!  If you missed out, don’t worry-- stay tuned next week for the start of our “Thy Kingdom Come” emphasis. 

              We often talk about how Jesus calls us to turn out towards our neighbors and love right where we are—where we live, work, play and learn.  The church Alice and I belonged to in Bellevue recently released a video that lays out their roadmap as a congregation. @belpres   It is called Love Where You Are.  This 3 minute video summarizes and combines many of the ideas that speak directly to our situation in Ogden.  I hope you will check it out and let me know your thoughts---I’m excited to see how we can be an increasingly active part of Jesus’ movement right here in Ogden. 

              If that sounds a little uncomfortable, come worship with us on Sunday and see how God called Paul in an unexpected direction which changed the course of God’s church for good!   You never know how God is going to use us and our faithfulness. 

              Here is a prayer you can pray for yourself and for those around you—May you be filled with faith.  May you be surrendered to hope.  May you be aligned with love.  Go in peace! 

 

Following Jesus with you,

Pastor Steve