Wowza! Weekly Update

I had a terrific meeting last night with several of our parishioners with gifts in the area of communication as we continue our preparation for beginning The Story Church Campaign in August. So many in our congregation have expressed their enthusiasm for this series to begin as we read The Story and experience the Bible!

Beginning on August 9 you will be able to pick up your family copy of The Story and other materials just for you.  Each family in our congregation will receive one hard back copy of The Story, an unabridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel.  Additionally, if you have children and teens in living with you your family will also receive age appropriate books for them as well.  The materials will be provided at no cost but of course donations will be gratefully accepted.  Additional materials including audio CD’s and study guides may be pre-ordered on the patio following worship or through our web site.

Our Education and Spiritual Formation teams are hard at work preparing engaging mid-week opportunities for participants of all ages to experience God’s Word at an even deeper level beyond our worship together including Sunday morning table talk groups, mid-week small group explorations and discussions, and personal devotionals.

As we continue our preparations we are inviting our congregation to begin a 40 day season of prayer about The Story experience.  Our daily prayer will begin on July 14.

Worship this Sunday includes the glorious blessing of baptism as we welcome another generation into our family of faith.  Worship will also include the gritty examination the malicious death of John the Baptist and the cruelty of power misused as portrayed by Mark chapter 6.

Our deacons “Christmas in July” program is in full swing as they continue to collect needed items for the Heritage House program in Anaheim that provides transitional housing for families affected by substance abuse. Please stop by the Angel Tree (only green one left after water restrictions!) on the patio following worship.



In His Service,

Rev. Lissa Smith

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