Long before public education, Sunday School classes, even VBS, our faith ancestors were teaching children very important life lessons from scripture. They even had a book of instruction for their lesson plans - Proverbs.
For the next six weeks, we will be immersed in the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Paul writes forcefully about the church being united in and through Jesus Christ: “from him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part” (4:16).
We begin our summer worship series this coming Sunday - Still Real. As the world changes around us, we return to our “roots,” our foundational understanding of who we are, where we come from, and why we are here. For our congregation, the answers to these foundational questions can be found in our vision statement: Real People - Real Purpose - Real God - Life Under the Cross.
Get any group of people together long enough and they will develop a culture. They will develop patterns, traditions, values and goals.
Our Easter season worship series, Hope and Life in Strange Places, as a way to help us make sense of this strange new world we are experiencing.