May 29 Midweek Update

May 29 Midweek Update

Dear Faith Community Church Family,

The people who heard Jesus teach during his earthly ministry had all sorts of ideas about the Kingdom of God–what it was, how it would come, what it would mean for God’s people. In particular, many believed that the Kingdom of God would arrive suddenly, with pomp and fanfare. Jesus, however, surprises many of his hearers when he teaches that the Kingdom of God oftentimes grows imperceptibly, like a seed begins to grow in the earth apart from anyone seeing its first signs of growth. He also teaches that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed; it may have a humble beginning but it will eventually grow tall and put out “large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade” (Mark 4:32). God works in mysterious ways, which requires us to have the eyes of faith. This Sunday, come ready to allow God’s Word to challenge your view of the Kingdom of God and to rejoice in the greatness of his continued kingdom work in our midst! The sermon passage for this Sunday is Mark 4:26-34.

Please prepare your hearts through confession and prayer to gather together for the Lord’s Supper this Sunday.

Click here to access the livestream of this Sunday’s worship service (9:30am).

Our June 8th Community Celebration (11am-3pm) will be here soon! This Sunday, immediately following the worship service, we will have a five minute meeting in the Worship Center where we will receive important details about the event and specific areas where we still have needs. Please continue to pray that the Lord would bless the Community Celebration and use this event as an opportunity to love and bless our neighbors.

Final Children’s and Adult Classes This Sunday, June 2

The evangelism cohort class and the children’s Sunday school will meet for the final time before the summer break this Sunday.

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study

The women’s Wednesday morning group will hold a topical Bible study throughout the summer months. The study will begin next Wednesday at 10:00am in room 3/4.

Room 5: Free Books Available

We encourage you to drop by room 5, where we have free books available which were previously in the church library. We are updating our library resources and have also recently added multiple new volumes. The books in room 5 will be available for the next week for anyone who would like to bring some home; any books left after two weeks will be donated.

Painters Needed

This summer rooms 8 and 10 will be receiving a fresh coat of paint. If you are available to assist with painting these rooms, please contact Elder Tim Wierenga.

Congregational Meeting: Sunday, June 23

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 23, when we will hold our congregational meeting following the worship service. During this time, we will pray together and review the budget for the 2025 fiscal year. All church members are encouraged to attend.

Prayer Requests

Karla Van Der Molen: Continue to pray for encouragement for Karla and Gary as they attend to Karla’s ALS.

In Christ,

Pastor Rhett

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