Sunday will be a bit different so I am giving you a heads up today. I just cannot get past Nehemiah 8:1-12 so we will revisit this amazing biblical text on Sunday. The four truths we studied last week are the same ones we will look into further. We will hear stirring stories of God’s power, celebrate with those being baptized, and at the end of the service I will ask all our business owners to come to the altar and I will pray for you and your company/business.
I have enjoyed keeping up with our Boston Mission Team. God blessed and used them greatly as they worked at the Arabic Boston Church. Many adults gave their lives to Christ and it was a wonderful time of ministry. We have teams that are forming for the fall. If you are interested or feel that the Lord is leading you to go on one of these short-term trips, our Missions Director, Becky Dean, will be happy to speak with you.
Allow me to share with you about our summer giving. We have really slowed down in the giving of our tithes and offerings to our church. We are over $400,000 overspent for the year and we are only halfway through 2017. A large portion of our giving comes in the last quarter of the year. However, you can help alleviate some of my angst by giving now! Again, I am not pushing panic buttons or fretting, just sharing with you where we are currently with our church finances.
Did I say how excited I am about Sunday! Did I say it will be a bit different? You may want to come in a little early to pray and prepare your heart for worship. I believe God will visit us in power.
Please mark your calendars for our 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting August 8 through September 17 as we seek God for His favor upon our church and our new church plant. I will be sharing more details over the next few weeks.
Have a blessed weekend, and see you Sunday.