CTPress May 26, 2017

Dear Friends,

Three things I want to bring to your attention…

  1. Summer Study
    As we head into the weekend that unofficially marks the beginning of summer, I want to remind you that something new begins next week. “Summer Study” will meet Wednesday mornings at 11am in the church parlor. Each week, we will consider one of the genre in scripture and learn together how best to study it. Though not required, much of the material will be greatly supplemented by the book, How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, by Gordon Fee and Doug Stuart. You can get a copy of the book here.
    This coming Wednesday, May 31, we will review how to do meaningful study of the scriptures, and then we will look at the unique issues that arise with the New Testament letters.
  2. Sunday Morning
    Several things are happening this Sunday morning at the later service. We will be recognizing the recipient of the Frazier scholarship. The confirmation class will reaffirm their baptismal vows and join the church. Parents of younger children should be aware that my series on 1 Thessalonians will deal with the issue of sexual immorality. This is sure to raise some questions from younger children, and I want to encourage parents to not be caught off guard.
  3. Memorial Day
    This important holiday will be celebrated all over our great nation on Monday, and during worship this weekend, we will take a moment in the service and acknowledge the sacrifices for which the holiday was created to remember. Please consider, if your schedule allows, at tending one of the many community events marking the holiday on Monday.

May the Lord bless all of you in the week ahead.


Pastor John