PASTOR'S PEN...                      

           Another month has flown by us.  Archery season starts on Saturday, and I am nowhere near ready for that.  September was a busy month with Praise Fest and District Conference.  Both events went well, and we need to thank all that were involved with making Praise Fest a success.  District Conference did not really have a lot of heavy business to discuss.  We did discuss the fact that there is money at the district level for BDM trips so there is plenty of resources for mission’s trips.  We have one scheduled for the week of June 16-22.  But we can schedule more, and now is the time to do it.  Let me know if anyone would like to schedule another one.

            We completed the DVD portion of our Wednesday night Bible Study.  Now we will be working through the rest of our Horizontal Jesus study guide.  Any that might be interested in coming, we still have 4 or 5 more weeks of study.  Everyone is certainly welcome.  If anyone would like to assist with guiding a Bible Study on Wednesday night, please talk to me or Dave.  Everyone is welcome to teach.

            I will finish our study in Mark 4 at the end of this month.  We will be studying up to Mark 4:32 which is the last verse in the Parable of the Mustard Seed.  We will be having Rally Day with Brother Earl and revival with Sister Tracy Rabenstein.  I hope to see everyone come out for both speakers.  I am sure that the messages will be uplifting.  I know Tracy will be guiding us through the book of Jonah.

            Celebrate Recovery has been going well, and Scott Trayer has been a great facilitator for the study.  There are about 10-12 people attending regularly.  Please talk to Scott or myself if you have an interest in being involved in this outreach.  We are discussing the future of the study and program after the 8 weeks are up.  We will be having a meeting soon again to discuss all that might be willing to be involved.  Anyone with a hunger to try a new ministry is welcome.

            With everything going in full speed, please take the time to consider how you might be involved within the church family this fall.  There are many ways in which you can serve within the body of Christ, and there is plenty to do.  Paul wrote in Galatians 5:13, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another.”  We are not called to watch the body function.  We are to function as part of the body.  One clear way that we can magnify the Lord is to be His hands in feet in service to one another.


In Christ

Pastor Leon Davis