”We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
This quote from Winston Churchill makes me think of Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
If anyone asked me how Meadows Christian Fellowship is doing in that regard I would say Meadows knows how to live this out in their day to day life. This is a generous fellowship. Generous with your time, talents and finances.
It is beautiful to see our children giving from their allowances and baby-sitting money. They recognize or have been trained up to recognize that what they have is not theirs but a gift from God to be shared. I pray they see the blessings that are promised in this verse. Sometimes your 'talents' are multiplied in monetary ways but more often it is a surprise blessing that you couldn't imagine. God is good and loves to bless his children. He knows our hearts and provides what we need.
- Hello Meadows Family, Tomorrow Stewart Pattison will be preaching for me. I appreciate that he is willing and able to do this on short notice. The Bee family will be at home watching the live stream because it seems like Robbie has COVID. We'll get test results soon, but he feels fatigued and lost his sense of taste or smell. He takes after his mother; that is how COVID hit Eryn back in November. The rest of us are fine, but we'll follow the church protocols and stay home tomorrow to limit the spread to anyone else. There are a few others who have been exposed to other COVID-positive people this week. Once again, we will be a bit short-handed on Sunday. I am confident the service will be meaningful, and I am looking forward to Stewart's message. I appreciate a chance to sit under his teaching. Please be in prayer for those with COVID and those who have been exposed. Pray for Mark Hoffman and the team who will pull off the service. Pray for Stewart as he brings the word. I will be praying with and for all of us who gather together tomorrow, both in-person and via live stream. I love you all and will look forward to being back together in-person soon. -- Pastor Andrew
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Thinking About a Live Group?
As we are approach both Spring and the 1 year anniversary of COVID lockdown, we look forward to more opportunities to connect with each other. Live groups are a significant way for us to have deep and meaningful connections, to care for each other and to grow spiritually. We are looking for people who would be excited to lead a live group. Could that be you? Please call or email the office if this is something that God is laying on your heart.
Preparing for Worship - March 7, 2021
The Psalms call us to praise. Over and over, this book of the Bible exhorts us to “Praise the LORD!” This week, it will be the words of Psalm 148 that will call us into praise of the LORD, and we will all join our voices together in this call as we sing All Creatures Of Our God and King. Then, Romans 5:17 & 21 paints a gospel picture for us, showing how God’s grace triumphs over our sin. We’ll amplify this truth together in song with Grace Greater Than Our Sin.
Pastor Andrew again picks up his ON TARGET sermon series this week, as he begins to explore the shared value of Grace. Responding together to God’s Word of grace, we will sing Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).
Lastly, we’ll close 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.
Take time to allow the gospel message of grace to be deeply planted in your heart and mind this week. Read the Scripture passages above, listen to the songs, and come prepared to worship together. You can find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. Remember that attendance is still limited at our in-person services right now, so you must register if you’d like to attend. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services, including RSVP and live-stream information, can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.
I look forward to worshiping with you!