Loving God, Serving Others


May 13, 2022
Mid-May greetings, People!
I hope you’re not superstitious… It’s Friday the 13th… all day. Where did that ever come from? What’s the big deal? God is certainly greater, amen?
I’m still stuck in Ephesians 4 in my own reading. I can’t seem to move on from three verses. Besides the aforementioned verse 2 (“Be completely humble and gentle…”), there’s verse 11&12 where God gives leadership gifts, including pastors and teachers, to “prepare God’s people for works of service…”  That means, it’s not my job to do everything! Hopefully we’re preparing you to serve others. And finally, verse 15: “… speaking the truth in love, we will grow…” Jesus came full of grace and truth. We should look like him. Speaking the truth to one another… with love. These verses challenge me. 
What’s Going On…
The Rummage Sale! Today & Tomorrow… Come on down & see the amazing amount of stuff and grab something. You’ll support Awana camp.
Greeters! Meeting this Sunday after the service in the conference room. See you there. 
This is the last Sunday to sign up for Sister Groups. See Dorene Leake for info. 
Oooh! Elinor will be signing her books this Sunday. And they’ll be available for a mere $10. Grab your book & be ready to pass it around. It’s a captivating story about how God worked in one woman who was available.  
Don’t forget the women’s luncheon next Friday, May 20, at noon at Tomato Street. Sign up in the fellowship hall. 
Oh, and after Ace and Story Hour at 9,  we’ll have our normal worship service at 10. The message will be the two tests of being a believer from 1 John 2:3-11. Some may claim to have superior knowledge or a super experience or even great gifting, but these aren’t the marks of a real Christian. Come on down and find out what those qualities need to be. 
See you Sunday?
Pastor Rob