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GPS- Sign up for Pray 5!
This summer we are focusing on moving forward together by GPS- Gather, Pray, and Serve.
We appreciate all of you faithful volunteers who are serving our fellowship in so many ways. If you are still looking for a way to serve, you can email the office at meadowsfamily.org .
We hope you all are enjoying gathering together as families and as a fellowship. Keep sending your pictures!
We want to remind you about Pray 5 as a way to focus on prayer. If you have not already signed up, sign up this Sunday to commit to pray for five people. Our goal is for 100 people to each pray for 5 people who don't know Jesus so that together as a fellowship we would be praying for 500 people!
Preparing for Worship - June 13, 2021
Jesus Christ calls people to come to him. He called his disciples to come follow him, he called children to come to him and not be hindered, he called Peter out of the boat and onto the waves, and the weary and the burdened he called to himself that they might find rest for their souls. Jesus calls us to come. And as we come into worship today, we want to hear the call of Jesus once again, and to respond to him in worship as we sing He Is and Jesus I Come.
Following a brief welcome and prayer, we once again welcome Stewart Pattison as he continues preaching from the gospel of Mark. This week, Stewart will explore Jesus’ miracle of the feeding of the five thousand found in Mark 6:30-44 with a message entitled Send Them Away! We’ll respond together once again in worship of the Lord Jesus as we sing Turn Your Eyes. To close our service we will pray 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.
Will you find a few quiet minutes to read and prayerfully reflect on the Scripture and songs above? Prepare your heart and mind to gather for worship this 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.
I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!
"I have one desire now- to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it"
Can you imagine? What would that look like? The definition of reckless: without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. What if we lived for Jesus without caring about the consequences? How would we change, how would we affect others?
I think about the word reckless and my children come to mind. When they tend to be reckless is when they are usually filled with complete and utmost JOY that they forget the world around them. And I must admit, it's contagious! I find myself smiling or laughing along with them.
The sermon on Sunday was such a reminder of the GREATNESS of God's word. But not necessarily the physical Bible, that's just a book, but when it's planted in deep and fertile soil, it becomes transformative. WOW! Are you feeling like you are good soil? Or are you feeling like you're stuck in the thorns or stuck on a path where the birds are coming at you? God's word is living water, it refreshes, it rejuvenates, it pushes you back to where you need to be. So dig back in!
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart"
So it's not the nice leather bound book sitting on the coffee table, it's the words that are within and what you do with them. Can we allow God's word to seep into our souls, to flourish and produce GREAT fruit? I have a feeling that if we truly become intentional about growing in God's word, we will find we start to live recklessly for Christ. Imagine what that would look like, the freedom we would feel.....
- a prayer for MCF: To this end we pray that our God may make us worthy of his calling and fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus be glorified in us, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN!
Believe the Best this Fiscal Year
Believing the Best
As we begin a new fiscal year, I believe the best about where it will take our church. Just as January brings new hope to each new year and we make resolutions for the year ahead, the new fiscal year is the same for the leadership who devise the annual budget. This version of these 4 verses sums up what I am hopeful to see in the new fiscal year :
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. 5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. 7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. 1Cor 13:6-7 (Amplified Bible Classic)
These verses about love are not just for weddings they are for everyday life with ALL the people you encounter. Jesus asks us to love God and love others. (Matt 22:37-39) I picked the Amplified version above because it asks us to believe the best of every person in verse 7. What does it mean to believe the best? Believing the best has the essence of grace at the heart of it. The only way to extend grace to all the individuals that you meet is by allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you and in you to change your heart.
How do you anticipate this “new year” will be at Meadows Christian Fellowship? I would appreciate hearing from you to know how you will be instrumental in God’s plan for this fiscal year 2021-2022. The graphic above shows we are off to a good start in the first month of our fiscal year. Thank you for your faithfulness with your time, tithes and talents. We ask for your prayers daily as you ask God where he will use your gifts and talents as well as prayers of protection for His church. Pray for wisdom and discernment for our leadership and for people to know us by our Love.