Dear Faith Community Church Family,
Jesus says in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” The Lord is telling his disciples that if they want to bear fruit in their lives (like the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23), they must stay connected to him.
As we have seen, the problem with the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-22 was that they had allowed themselves to become disconnected from Jesus. They had abandoned, at least in practice, their Savior. He had ceased to be their source of spiritual strength and fervor. Their pride and self-reliance had taken over, and as a result they had become lukewarm, ineffective Christians. Jesus’ counsel to the Christians in Laodicea is to repent and to return to him for healing and communion. Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus for forgiveness. Repentance is a gift that always leads to a deeper relationship with our Savior.
This Sunday we will continue with the themes of repentance, communion with Jesus, and remaining faithful in the Christian life as we turn to Jesus’ words in John 15:1-11.
Click here to access the livestream for this Sunday’s service (9:30am).
A Word of Thanks
A word of thanks to our property team leaders, Mark Wissing and Phyl Holt for organizing the Donut (and Pizza) Day last Saturday morning. Thank you also to all those who came out and cleaned, pulled weeds, trimmed bushes, hauled trash, and worked together for the preservation and improvement of our building and property.
Office Administrator Job Opening
We are currently seeking to hire a part-time office administrator. The job description for the position is attached to the Midweek Update. Please contact Pastor Rhett if you have any questions.
Reformation Worship Service at Christ Presbyterian Church, Roselle (Friday, October 29)
Christ Presbyterian Church, a local PCA congregation in Roselle, is hosting a Reformation Worship Service on Friday, October 29 at 7:00pm (903 E. Nerge Rd. Roselle, IL 60172). The pastors of CPC have invited our congregation to attend this evening of worship, fellowship, and refreshments. Pastor Rhett, Dave Wright and others from our congregation will be assisting with the service and worship music.
Karla Van Der Molen: Pray that our Lord would encourage and strengthen Karla in light of an ALS diagnosis.
Tony Lopez (Sam Signorelli’s brother-in-law): Please pray for Tony as he may soon begin dialysis.