Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It was a joy to worship together outside as a church this past Sunday, to receive Don & Jenny Johnson into our church family, and to share a meal with you following the service. Once again, thanks to all of you who pitched in to make this past Sunday a success.
We conclude our study of 1 John this Sunday, focusing on 1 John 5:13-21. John ends his letter with a double affirmation: First, as believers in Jesus, Christians can be assured that they have eternal life. Second, even though we have this eternal life right now, we still live in a world that poses a great threat to God’s people. In order to stay faithful, we must remain committed to the truth of God’s Word, give ourselves to prayer, interceding for one another before the Father, and diligently guard ourselves against the idolatry that can so easily ensnare our hearts. Following our series in 1 John, we’ll move on to two short, but powerful, letters also written by John the Apostle, 1 John and 2 John, spending a week in each.
Here are a few items to keep in mind this week:
This Sunday: Cultivating the Fruit of Spirit Sunday School Class
This Sunday, October 18, our adult Sunday school class will be covering chapter two in the book Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit. The class will be held in the Mission Center from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Women’s Hinged at Home Conference: Saturday, November 7, 9 am-2 pm (Lunch included)
On Saturday, November 7th, our women’s ministry Embracing Hope will be hosting a “Hinged @ Home” gathering at church. This virtual conference explores how we are vitally connected to Jesus and to each other as the body of Christ. The conference will begin at 9am and finish by 2pm. A box lunch is included. Cost is $15 and includes your meal and conference materials. Please contact Amy-Jo Wierenga to secure your spot and for questions about scholarship funds. As with all indoor functions, participants will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines and wearing masks with breaks provided throughout the day.
Diane Walker: Diane is at Mercy Hospital in Aurora due to intestinal blockage and AFib. Please continue to pray that the Lord would bring healing to our sister and comfort her during this time.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)