July 8, 2019

Dear FPC—

              Summer has really arrived now!  I just want to soak my feet in a pool and eat a popsicle!  Last weekend Alice and I had some fawns in our backyard (among our newly planted shrubs!).  Their mom ran away, abandoning them when we went out to shoo them off.  The poor fawns didn’t know what to do.  I was struck how our God is a much better parent than that doe—he does not abandon us when we need him or when things get scary.  He doesn’t leave us running back and forth, uncertain where safety is.  Safety is with him. 

              Last Sunday we celebrated the fact that we want to be a church where everybody’s welcome.  I encourage each of you to welcome someone—invite them to worship with us!  This week we’ll be looking at how “nobody’s perfect.”  This is a freeing message—it means that we recognize that we are just as broken and messed up as the next person.  None of us are in a position to look down our noses at anyone else.  Part of being welcome is not being judged!  Come and worship with us as we share the Lord’s Supper together—a bunch of beggars who have found the bread of life. 

              Blessings to you as you enjoy this heart of summer!


Pastor Steve