Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The book of Hebrews is one of the most theologically rich books in all the New Testament, but it is also a book that is immensely practical. In our passage for this Sunday, Hebrews 12:12-17, the author is very specific about how we are to put into practice what he has been preaching. He calls us, for example, to “[s]trive for peace with everyone.” He then tells us to be on our guard against anger and animosity by making sure that “no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble.” The biblical vision of discipleship includes both the transforming of our minds and the transforming of our daily lives. I am eager to join with you this Sunday to worship our triune God and to rejoice in the salvation we have been given in Jesus Christ.
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A reminder that this Saturday, October 21, we will hold a special cello and harp concert featuring Jake and Hannah Muzzy. The concert will take place at 4:00pm in the Worship Center. This is an excellent opportunity to invite friends and family and to introduce them to our church community. To reserve your seats contact Jake Muzzy. The concert is “pay what you want.” You can make a donation online when you reserve your seat or at the concert by check or cash.
Women’s Self-Defense Class: Thursday, October 26
Come to a free self-defense seminar on Thursday, October 26 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Mission Center. This class is open to all women 12 and older. Please invite your friends and family. See Natalie Wierenga for details.
Family of Diane: Diane, a charter member of FCC and a member of the EMCEES, recently went to be with the Lord. Please pray for strength and comfort for the family. A November memorial is being planned.
Wright Family: Continue to pray for healing for Dave’s mom, Marilyn, who is undergoing physical therapy to address a fractured hip, and Beth’s mom, Hildi, who recently suffered a stroke.
Karla & Gary Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for encouragement for our sister Karla as she and Gary navigate her ALS.