Words from the Pastor - July-August 2015
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”
2 Corinthians 5:20
As we move through this summer, here’s a reminder of several Christ Church activities.
- “Family Fun Night” - Weds July 8th and Weds Aug 12th at 6:00 pm at the Johnson’s home (460 W. Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia) for all Sunday school kids and families, come for food and fun.
- Church Picnic – planned for Sunday, Aug 16th …more details to follow.
- Vacation Bible School – Sun Aug 2nd through Thurs Aug 6th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. For all kids ages 4 through 4th grade. We need your volunteer help!
- Volunteering at the Bread of Life Café – Sat Aug 22nd 4 – 7:00 pm.
Why do we interrupt our summer for such activities? For the purpose of reaching out, both within the church and to the community beyond, to bring us together and, ultimately, to communicate the love of Christ.
The apostle Paul described the church as “Christ’s ambassadors.” Despite our faults and shortcomings, we are given the awesome responsibility of mediating the power, joy, and hope of knowing Christ to those around us. And, in the process, we are often recipients of God’s outreach to us. We grow in our faith through these experiences.
There are so many ways to practice being “Christ’s ambassadors” or “evangelists.” These include public service activities, publicizing church activities through a variety of methods, sharing a prayer with someone somewhere, worship, advocating on issues of social justice, random acts of kindness, inviting a friend to join you for worship or an activity, and helping a neighbor who is sick. All of these methods are valid and needed. Each can bring growth to our church. We are about the mission of planting seeds of God’s love. When we serve in any of these ways, we help those around us to know that our church is alive and well and is actively trying to live out the faith we are devoted to. That’s a vital message to communicate!
I don’t know about you but that’s the kind of church I want to belong to. Hope to continue to see you during the summer.