Words from the Pastor - September 2015
“But thanks be to God who leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing...” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
Way too short, this summer has been! It’s been a busy time for those who travel but also a busy time here at Christ Church. I’m especially thankful for our Vacation Bible School held here August 2 – 6th. In our VBS, I saw three good signs for our future.
1. Partnerships - we continued our partnership with the “Fountain of Living Water Church” having many of their children participate with us.
2. Working Together within our church - we had a good cross-section of our congregation helping out in many ways and working together, from youth to retired folks.
3. Spiritual Growth - The lessons rubbed off on us -- adults as well as the kids -- that “we can conquer our challenges with God’s mighty power.”
As we head to the Fall, please join us -- starting on September 13th at 9:30 am -- for “Rally Day,” our introduction to this year’s Christian Education program. On the 13th, we will also begin our Fall Worship time of 10:45 am. “Building Bridges, Changing Lives” will be our Sunday School theme for this year. It means that the emphasis in our classes and other activities will be on connecting with one another and with the community at large.
Paul uses the analogy of Christ’s followers spreading “the fragrance that comes from knowing him” wherever we go. We want the people in Norristown and beyond to notice the “fragrance” of God’s love reaching from Marshall & Noble streets throughout the community. Through intentional activities such as “Loads of Love Laundromat Ministry,” “Helping Hands” after school program at Steward Middle School and new intentional prayer ministry, we hope to add a number “4” to my list of good signs for our future. That is, positive relationships growing with those around us.
Blessings to you all and see you at church!