Dear Brothers and Sisters,
One important truth we learn in Acts 27 is that God’s protection of us does not always mean “smooth sailing” for us. This chapter tells the story of Paul’s wild, months-long voyage across the Mediterranean Sea to be tried by Caesar in Rome. It is a voyage that includes hurricane force winds, which leads eventually to the crew being shipwrecked on the island of Malta.
But God’s commitment to be present with Paul is never in doubt. In fact, God sends an angel to Paul to confirm his presence with the Apostle. The angel tells him, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you” (Acts 27:24). When we are facing the rough seas of life and the winds of culture feel like they are trying to tear the church apart, it is the promise of God’s continuing presence and protection that gives us the strength to “take heart” (Acts 27:25).
This Sunday, our sermon text is Acts 27.
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This Saturday: Men’s Ministry Outing to the Volo Museum
All men are invited to join in the Men’s Ministry outing to the Volo Auto Museum this Saturday, June 18. Please meet at the church at 9:00 am to carpool. The group will spend a couple of hours at the museum, stop for lunch on the way home, and return to the church between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Please contact Larry LaBelle by Thursday afternoon if you plan to attend, so that he can purchase tickets and coordinate drivers.
Caring Network Baby Bottle Drive (Deadline: This Sunday)
Don’t forget to fill your baby bottle with loose change as part of the Caring Network baby bottle drive. Please return the baby bottle by this Sunday, Father’s Day, June 19.
Get Together for Kim Witzke (Tuesday, June 21)
All FCC ladies are invited to a “do drop in” event to bid farewell to Kim Witzke, who will be moving soon to Tennessee. Please come over to Donna Siefert’s place on Tuesday, June 21 anytime between 7:00-9:00pm. RSVPs are appreciated. If you can attend, please call or text Donna.
Sharon Vaughn: Please pray for encouragement and strength for Sharon as she will be having back surgery soon.
Karla and Gary Van der Molen: Please continue in faithful prayer for Karla and Gary.