June 17, 2019

Dear FPC—

              Right now we are focused on what we DO as a church, which I’m saying can be characterized by 3 directions:  UP, IN, and OUT.  On Sunday we talked about the importance of worship—a key way we connect “up” to God.  Worship is recognizing God’s amazing worth—it is the natural reaction to noticing God for how he really is, the creator of everything, our loving savior, our father in heaven, the Spirit moving in us.  How can we not fall to our knees in worship?  I would love to hear from you about the things in our worship services (or in your everyday life) that help you connect with God.  I’d also love to hear about those things that get in the way for you or that you wish we included.  Our times of worship are for all of us, together, to encounter the living God and experience those springs of living water flowing within us, even in the heat of the summer! 

              This Sunday we’ll turn to the IN direction—loving one another as we grow in our faith together.  We live amidst an epidemic of loneliness and depression.  People are isolated.  The church is God’s answer—it is our extended spiritual family where we can celebrate, weep, laugh, encourage, rest and be held accountable.  We were made to live in community, and our church family and the small groups that make it up are a key part of that.  I hope you can join us! 

 

Peace to you this week,

Pastor Steve