Rearview Mirror 9-3-2020

  • I think I say this every year but where has the summer gone? We are now moving into a new year in many ways. Many years ago, I realized that the “practical” year in our culture runs from September through August. This is the primary reason that we have structured Living Hope that way. This month we celebrate our 19th year of ministry. This promises to be a different year with everything going on. Yet, we need to remind ourselves that God has us here for a reason!
  • The middle of September marks the 6th month of not holding public services. This is about to change over the next two months. But until we are in our own building let me encourage you to make it a point to keep the Sunday AM practice. I am encouraged by those that join us for the livestream on Facebook and Vimeo. I look forward to seeing you there.
  • Things are moving forward with the church property. We got the footing in for the Ramp for the Office Modular. We are also making progress on the Worship building. We do not have a hard date for delivery of the new building, it is looking like the end of October may be possible!
  • Gals involved in the Ladies Discipleship group will next be meeting Saturday September 12, 10am – Noon @ Nina’s home. Please contact Caryl Parkinson for specifics.
  • Also for the Ladies is a reminder of the Bridal Shower for Sarah Parkinson on Saturday September 19, 10-Noon at the Parkinson’s. A light brunch will be served. An RSVP to Caryl by September 5 would be appreciated.
  • Pastor Joe’s 7 PM Wednesday Night Study will be starting back up this coming Wednesday, September 9th on Zoom.
  • The Men’s group is meeting on Wednesday evenings as well for those guys involved in the study.
  • Just a reminder that Six8 is now meeting each week at Schramek’s. There is a general “Hangout” on Tuesdays for all Jr & Sr High. The Sr. high group is meeting on Friday evenings. The Jr High group meets on Sunday evenings. Please contact Pastor Zac for specifics. A carpool is being provided from the church property for the Sunday Jr. High group. 
  • Our September Monthly Memory Verse is “Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.” Proverbs 23:17 ESV  This verse is important because it remind us not to become distracted by those not following the Lord. If you struggle with memorizing or even consistency, let me encourage you to check out the Bible Memory App. (IOS and Android)
  • This week we move into a heavy portion of the Scripture, a passage that speaks to Solomon’s walking away from the Lord. It is heavy for me after spending the last several week impressed with his character as a man of God. It is a reminder to each of us how vulnerable we are to temptation. This Sunday we will be spend our times in 1 Kings 11 as we gain “Lessons for the Journey” from the fall of a  Godly man.  I once again covet your prayers as we prepare for this sobering passage. Thank You.

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