Michael’s Missives September 12, 2018

First Pres Community –

First – Hurricane Florence should prompt our urgent prayers.  I know we will be hearing of ways we can help relief efforts, but right now be in prayer for all in harm’s way and all affected by this threatening storm.  Many of us have family in this area and are rightly concerned.

Second – on to church life.

THIS SUNDAY – Church School for all ages begins at 10am!!!  Classrooms downstairs are marked…including my Confirmation Class with 13 students!!

For Adults, there are 3 very diverse Sunday morning classes downstairs.  The Ladder of Faith class meets in the Center Room…Nancy Tapp will lead the study of Adam Hamilton’s Unafraid to start the fall season.  The Inquiring Minds class meets in the Resource Room with Stan Howell leading the study of Unbelievable by John Shelby Spong.  The Contemporary class meets in the youth room at the end of the CE wing with Courtney Williams leading the study of The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel.  You may want to contact the teachers for additional information.  All three classes welcome you!

In addition to the above classes, the Elizabeth Bible Study led by Carol Phillips meets every Friday morning at 9:30 am and welcomes all women.

THIS SUNDAY – the sermon will be “Crossroads” at both the 9 am and 11am Worship Services.

During the 10am Faith and Fellowship Hour, classes are listed above.  Nursery care is provided all morning.

THIS SUNDAY – a Pastor’s Class will be held at the church, from 2-4 pm, for anyone wanting to learn more about our church or anyone wanting to join our church.  Contact the church office to let us know that you are coming.

TONIGHT – Bells at 6:30 pm and Choir at 7:30 pm (weren’t they great last Sunday?)

TOMORROW (Thursday) – Keenagers are off to Powell Gardens.

This Saturday – Heartland Presbytery meets in Odessa.

In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus –

Your pastor and friend Michael

Building Faith…Bringing Hope…Sharing Love