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This Sunday- Back to One Service!
Remember, beginning this Sunday, August 1, we will hold one service at 9:30 am, mask optional. There will be no 11 am service. We are preparing a new children's ministry schedule so volunteers will serve one week a month. If you would be willing to help in children's ministry, please email email@example.com.
Preparing for Worship - August 1st, 2021
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it!
These words of Scripture from the Psalms call us into worship this week, reminding us of the goodness and love of the Lord. We’ll respond together to the call to rejoice and be glad as we sing Today Is The Day and Glorious Day, knowing that “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13-14)
After a brief welcome and prayer, we will continue our ON TARGET sermon series by focusing on the shared value of submission as Drew Barnes brings us a message exploring Mutual Submission in the Trinity. We’ll respond in worship to our triune God as we sing Holy, Holy, Holy. Concluding our time of worship this week we will pray for our Giving, and be sent out with some brief Announcements and a Benediction. Please tell us how we can be praying for you. Send your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a couple of quiet moments to prayerfully reflect on the Scripture and songs above as you prepare for gathered worship this week. You can also find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. And just a reminder that we have returned to one combined worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. This service includes ministry for kids from nursery up to 5th grade and is mask-optional. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.
I look forward to worshiping with you!
Bring the Good News
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" Isaiah 52:7
This past Sunday, we were able to hear about the work that God is doing in the middle East and how God is using people to be His hands and feet to minister to people who need to know His love. Today I received a prayer letter from another of our global partners in Indonesia about what God is doing there in and around them. Both of these people are following Christ in carrying the good news of salvation to people on the other side of the world.
I always feel blessed and, honestly, somewhat emotional when I get to be around one of these amazing people who are brave and yet, so humble, as they are such examples of taking up their cross and following Christ. I am constantly reminded of that verse from Isaiah that speaks of the beauty of the feet of those that bring the good news.
However, they would never want me to be in awe of them (and I'm guessing would definitely not want me to talk about the beauty of their feet!). Their desire is for Christ to be the focus, for His will to be done. They are simply obediently following God's call on their lives, a call that often seems much more difficult than what He has called me to. If anything, I believe that they would want each of us to listen more closely and submit to God's voice, to pay attention to what and who He has called us to bring the good news to, to proclaim in our houses, our churches, our schools, our workplaces, and our town that our God reigns and that He has made a way for all people to know Him!
I pray that all of us would heed their examples, as we are each called to bring the message of Christ to the people we are around. I would also invite you all to faithfully pray for our missionaries. Engaging in prayer for our missionaries is another way that we partner with them in God's work around the world. They need our prayers!
Romans 15:30, "I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf..."
If you don't have a list of our missionaries, you can email me (email@example.com) and I will send you one.
- May the God of endurance and encouragement grant "us" to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together "we" may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
- Meadows Christian Fellowship published a newsletterReadThis Week's Happenings!Read about Meadows Kids, upcoming events and more!
We are excited to announce that on Sunday, August 1, we will return to one service at 9:30 am!
After long months of watching and waiting, it is finally time to meet together in one unified service. This service will be mask optional. Please be considerate of everyone's comfort level. Our longing is to gather together in a spirit of unity, even in our differences.
Join us as we worship the Lord together!
- Sobering...For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
Preparing for Worship - July 25, 2021
It’s the last Sunday of the month, and that means Family Fellowship Sunday! This week we gather once again, outside on the lawn in one combined service, to worship the Lord through the reading of Scripture, singing, praying, and taking Communion.
As we are wrapping up our month-long focus on the shared value of trust, we will begin with the idea from Colossians 3:16-17 that True Worship Builds Trust. With this in mind, our worship will begin with an expression of trust in the Lord as we read Psalm 40:1-5 and respond in song with Great Is Thy Faithfulness and Before The Throne Of God Above.
After a special Kids’ Time, the song How Deep The Father’s Love For Us will prepare our hearts and minds to take Communion together, followed by a declaration of our hope and trust in the Lord, In Christ Alone. Then we will take some extended time to pray together and respond in song with the hymn Trust And Obey. Finally we will conclude our time of worship this week by praying for our Giving, and be sent out with some brief Announcements and a Benediction. As always, tell us how we can be praying for you. Send your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayerfully reflect on the Scripture and songs above and come prepared for gathered worship this Family Fellowship Sunday. You can find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.
May our worship together build our trust in the Lord!