Words from the Pastor - June 2015
“...but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3: 13-14
Summer is arriving. It’s about time! Hope you have ample times ahead to enjoy the season at home or on vacation. The ministry of Christ Church will continue full speed ahead. Please keep this in mind.
We need your time, gifts, prayers, and financial contributions in order to stay on the path we are following to a greater connection and ministry both within the church and to our community.
The apostle Paul thought of his Christian life and ministry as similar to running a race. He pressed on toward the goal and never looked back. Sometimes we look back and say, “How sad it is that times have changed and things aren’t what they used to be.” But when we look back, we aren’t looking ahead. When we aren’t looking ahead we lose energy and hope and stop dead in our tracks. So friends, let’s press on!
Here are some of the ministry projects we are working on this summer that need your support and encouragement:
June 27th – Trustee’s Work Day. Sound like fun? It can be more valuable than you think. Clean up and fix up time for our building and grounds is a great way to get our place of worship looking good and the teamwork aspect of it is rewarding. Call the church office if you can make it.
July 3rd – Our annual concert in the church parking lot. We want this to be a “neighborhood friendly” event. Free goodies will be offered to our neighbors.
August 2nd through 6th – Vacation Bible School. This will be a five evening event as an outreach to children in our community. “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power” is the theme. There is something each of us can do to be of help in this important project and we do need your help. Your contact is Donna Mosebach, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd and 4th Sundays at 6:00 pm, “Experiment in Worship” – Referring to Jesus, Nathanael said to Philip, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said, “Come and See” (John 1: 45-46). The first words of evangelism in the gospel of John are the invitation that is being carried by more than a thousand flyers to folks on the west end of Norristown. “Come and See...Try Something Different.” Maybe you or a friend are candidates to experience this alternative worship time that is “informal, meaningful, brief.”
Thank you to all who attended our “Neighborhood Meetings” during the month of May. The comments, suggestions, and ideas discussed are being formed into a report to give input to us all for future ministry.
Thank you to those who teach our Sunday school classes. May God’s blessing go with you as you take a break for the summer. We look ahead to the new opportunities to come.