Matthew 13:31-33. Sometimes I hear that the church is the world (especially the United States) is shrinking, that fewer people are coming to worship and following in the way of Jesus. It can sound fairly discouraging until I realize that Jesus implies that it only takes a little bit to make a big difference. What can we learn from these two parables that might matter to us for our everyday living? Join us Sunday as we wonder about it together.
Just a reminder that our monthly Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, July 29 at 7:00AM at the Silver Diner at Springfield Towne Center. Please let Pastor James (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you’ll be attending by Friday afternoon at 4:00; this allows for us to get an appropriately sized table for everyone. See you men there!
Our various centering prayer leaders are on a mission trip this week. We will resume on Tuesday, July 25. Of course, as always, you can be in centered prayer at home, too!
There are several instances in the book of Acts where the early church was praying and it shook the ground! Have we prayed as a faith community in such a way as to cause #FaithQuakes? What do do these quakes look like? Have we/I had any faith quakes recently? Let’s talk about shaking up our faith this Sunday!
Tuesday night, July 11, the young adults will gather again at the Mission House at 8:00PM to study/contemplate/discuss/challenge the book of Mark. We are still in in the first chapter so it is not too late to join us in this conversation! Does the story of Jesus in Mark apply to our lives today? How might we live and make it more a part of who we are and what we are doing? Late teens and twenty-somethings- feel free to join us.