Pastor’s Weekly Message – August 23, 2015

Choices! Choices! Choices!  What cereal, bread, car, TV program, media source, or other entertainment will I choose?  What job or school?  In our culture and in our world we’re bombarded with choices every day.  We live in the midst of choice overload.  Yet, more important than the things we choose is the choice of whom we will serve.  Will we serve ourselves or some other authority?  Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel together (Joshua 24) and pressed them with this choice:  “… Choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites … or the Lord.”

Jesus called his disciples to make the choice to follow him – all in!  But it wasn’t easy, either for the Israelites or for the early disciples.  And this choice isn’t easy for us.  If we choose courageously and rightly to serve the Lord with our all, we’ll have life.  Don’t miss worship this Sunday, August 23, as we hear lots more about choices.

Full fall of faith, fellowship, worship, learning, and service!!!  Make a note of these events and opportunities:

Blessing of Backpacks – Sunday August 30 at 9:30 AM

Opening of Care-A-Lot Preschool – Parents Welcome on September 9 at 9:30 AM.  The first day of Preschool is September 15.  There are still openings for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds in the Preschool.

We return to the Fall Worship Schedule in a BIG WAY on September 13:

9 AM  Spark Sunday School and more for ages 3 through High School
10:30 AM Worship = dress casually
11:30 AM Picnic outside at the horsesheds
1:30-4 PM    Stop Hunger Now meal-packaging at St. Andrew’s in Perkasie

These are just a few of the highlights.  Also coming in the Fall:  Harvest Home, Reception of New Members, Baptisms, Bible Studies, Dedication of new Church Windows, and a revitalized program of youth ministry.

We’re looking for you to join us this Fall!!!


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