This Sunday the All-Church Birthday Party is BACK! Yes, it is a party to celebrate that we all have a birthday! At least 12 amazing cakes to celebrate each month but anyone can eat any cake and try as many cakes as they want to. Yes, it is an excuse for us to come together and have some fun. There of course is a meal before the cake and we ask that people bring a pot luck dish to the party!! This is one of those amazing Tom's Creek traditions that is just about creating community.
This Sunday we will also be continuing in the sermon series looking at how to live a Jesus- Shaped Life. We have been learning it is not easy but that we can do it. This week we look at the Courage Jesus had and the courage that we as his followers are to have. Christians should not look or act like the rest of the world. We should be courageous in living lives that have been transformed by the power of Jesus. Our moments of courage should inspire others and help them to want to transform. We know that God has our back so we can be courageous. The question is do we actually allow ourselves to be courageous like God would want us to be?
The bulletin for this Sunday is attached for you to look at. Remember that in the bulletin we have announcements, a prayer list, church attendance, the amount of offering that has come in that support our ministries, along with the outline of the service. We attach it weekly so that those of who can't be with us can keep up with the church and more fully join in worship online. We appreciate everyone who continues to worship and be a part of our community even if they can not come to the church building. While we always prefer to see people in person, we also love those who join us from afar and we are blessed to have you as part of our worshipping community!!
We are live-streaming on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. For those that are watching when we live-stream we do have a person that can see the comments posted if there are sound or visual issues. While we don't want to fixate on every little issue we do want to know when something is way off and affects your ability to be able to enter into worship. Unless you are watching worship when it is live I would recommend watching on the YouTube channel because the quality is MUCH better.
We are not passing offering plates so the wooden boxes are available to put your offering in. The 2022 offering envelopes are in church mailboxes for those that continue to use them for their offering. Of course you can also give online, use text to give (844-406-0358), or mail the offering to church.
We will be collecting prayers in the prayer box on the table in the parlor. Also, if you have announcement that you need to be shared please write them down and give them to me before the service. This will be an ongoing practice for prayers and announcements to help ensure that they are heard and understood by all (especially those worshipping with us virtually).
So come on, let us rally up the troops, and prepare for an epic time of worship. We will come together and we worship boldly and then we will celebrate that God continues to give us days to make an impact on the world. You don't want to miss the worship and fun this Sunday at Tom's Creek!