Help us name this column!
Since we're not in print this week, we're asking you, our email group, for your help!
Please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow! What a wonderful welcome the Boston Avenue family gave me and my family on Sunday. We have been so lifted up by your strong support of our coming to be a part of your family! Thanks to each and every one of you who have contacted us or were here Sunday and came by to give us a hug and a warm greeting!!
Just being in the sanctuary is an uplifting experience and draws me closer to God, but even more than that, as folks filtered into each worship service and the sanctuary began to fill and then the organ began to play and then the congregation sang, I was truly inspired. The choirs and orchestra did so well, coupled with the praying and singing and reading of God's Word; it made the worship service a great experience to be a part of Sunday morning.
We are planning now to make next Sunday just as wonderful. For the sermon text, I will be reading Galatians 6:7-10.
Paul is writing to the early Christians at Galatia and giving them instruction about Christian faith and practice. As he is drawing this letter to a close, he reminds them of the importance of service for those who want to be followers of Christ.
It reminded me of some insight Jim Collins shares in his bestselling book, Good to Great. He talks about the issue of the great opportunities that come to us during our lifetimes. We will be examining these issues for our time.
The sermon title is, "IS IT A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY?" I really hope you will come, praying and expecting God to speak to you and to bless you while we worship together this Sunday.
Also, when someone or something is new, it is a great time to invite another to come experience it with you. Think of someone you know who is not going to church and offer to bring them with you to Boston Avenue this very Sunday! It might just be the best thing you could ever do for them.
Your friend in faith,