Hope you are having a blessed day. I have always felt that a healthy home and a healthy church require the same things. Family verses Church. When a group of people come together who are seeking the purposes of God we could call it family or church. Keeping together is a process where we learn to love each other for who they are. Working together happens as we learn to lean on each other to fulfill His purposes. Staying together is called unity and it will require maturity on the part of each member. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-17 "Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
Get ready, get ready, get ready as we are having another great Family Sunday! We start @10:15 with food and fellowship followed by the morning service. With us will be the Lumber River Quartet to share their gift in music. I will also be sharing, 'Prepared for Success.' Success is a prepared place and we can't just want success but we must be prepared for success. Don't forget to bring some food and invite a friend.
An update; We have had yet another delay in our endeavor to purchase the former St. Anthony Daniel church. It seems our requirement for enough parking is the problem. We made this item very clear in the beginning that not enough parking would be for us a deal breaker and it seemed to be clearly understood. Since then there have been other interest within their organization about the use of the property that have come into play. We don't feel that anyone has done anything wrong or misleading but all the information about the internal plans they had for the land were not clear and it took this process to find these things out. We do feel that God will in the next few weeks either open the door and we will proceed with joy or with joy we will move on to something else that the Lord has for us. Our God is bigger than anything that we can or cannot see. James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love, Pastor Kevin and Alice.